Washington football teams pay homage to legend Bobby Mitchell ahead of Thursday night football


Washington’s football team are minutes from the kick-off of a must-see prime-time New York Giants game.

It’s raining and the football team chose to wear their all-white uniforms. Suitable for what could be a mudfest against a division rival.

While fans are busy counting the minutes until kick-off, however, we’d be remiss if we didn’t shoot their hearts out for a brief moment, as Washington honored the late Bobby Mitchell ahead of the game.

The football team answered the call on this one, removing Mitchell’s iconic No.49 jersey and naming the main lobby at FedEx Field after him.

In another impressive tribute to Mitchell, Washington players will also be wearing patches on their helmets, exactly as they wore the No.49 patches last season after Mitchell passed away last April at the age of 84.

The Washington football team paid tribute to franchise legend Bobby Mitchell ahead of Thursday Night Football.

We all hate to be sentimental about an aerial fight of an NFC East clash, but it’s nothing less than Mitchell deserved.

In 1961, Mitchell made history when he became the first black player in Washington franchise history. He’s been named to the All-Pro First Team three times in his career and has been called to the Pro Bowl four times, once as a running back and three times as a wide receiver, which sums up the type of weapon he was attacking.

Mitchell’s legacy in the nation’s capital has extended beyond the grill, having spent more than 30 years as an executive at the Washington front office. He even served as a mentor and helped prepare the career of current Managing Director Martin Mayhew.

Mitchell has totaled 14,078 scrum yards during his 11-year playing career, adding 91 touchdowns (65 receptions and 18 rushing). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983. We miss him dearly and hope Washington will do right in his honor by securing a victory against their longtime rivals.

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