Washington Commanders Mount Rushmore of Last Decade: 2014-2024

Washington Commanders Mount Rushmore of Last Decade: 2014-2024
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It’s been a decade of discontent in D.C., with the Washington Commanders reaching the playoffs just twice between 2014 and 2023 and failing to win a single postseason contest during that 10-year stretch in the Nation’s Capital. With more head coaches (two) than postseason wins (zero), it’s fair to say that the last 10 years have been anything but memorable for the team across Virginia sports betting, though new head coach Dan Quinn is now tasked with overseeing a franchise-wide renaissance under new team owner Josh Harris.  

Before we turn the page on the franchise, it’s worth looking back at the handful of Commanders players that did thrive on the playing fields of the NFL over the last decade, including a quartet of offensive and defensive linemen that battled in trenches.

With the offseason in full swing and the Commanders playoff chances yet to be determined, it allows us to take a step back and look at some fun historic takes on the NFL franchise – like the always loved Mount Rushmore.  

Utilizing ProFootballReference.com, BetVirginia.com developed the Washington Commanders’ Mount Rushmore of the past decade from 2014-2024. The players included had to have played for the Commanders for at least 3 years during this time period and it is based on their Approximate Value (based on ProFootballReference.com standards) during those years with the team. 

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Commanders Mount Rushmore of Last Decade

PlayerYears With Team During DecadeApproximate Value During Decade
DT Jonathan Allen7 years (2017-Current)54
G Brandon Scherff7 years (2015-2021)53
OLB Ryan Kerrigan7 years (2014-2020)53
DT Daron Payne6 years (2018-Current)49

Who Have Been The Best Washington Players Of Late?

The Commanders players with the highest approximate value since 2014 are all linemen, with two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jonathan Allen wracking up the highest career approximate value of any Washington starter over the last decade, at 54. 

The three Washington players that trailed Allen were fellow seven-year Commanders starters Brandon Scherff and Ryan Kerrigan, who played for the club between 2015 and 2021 and 2014 and 2020, with career AV totals of 53 for each.  

Scherff was the only player of the four to make an NFL All-Pro team, while also reaching five Pro Bowls as a member of the Commanders, while Kerrigan reached the postseason exhibition contest four times in his Washington career.  

Rounding out the Washington Commanders Mount Rushmore of late was defensive tackle Daron Payne, who amassed a career AV total of 49 in his first six seasons with the club between 2018 and 2023, reaching the Pro Bowl once while posting 30 sacks and 193 solo tackles in his first 98 NFL games.  

Of the four, only Payne is still with the team, meaning the 26-year-old Alabama alum has a shot at climbing the Commanders’ list come this time next year, when he’ll likely have a lot more tackles and sacks to add to his impressive six-year totals with the franchise.  

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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