Commanders season opener in 1 day: Washington’s best No. 1

Commanders Wire continues a countdown to Washington’s season opener for 2023 in 1 day. Who was the team’s best player wearing No. 1?

Jahan Dotson is currently No. 1 for Washington. We certainly hope he has a great career and would then easily be the best No. 1 in franchise history.

Receiver DeAndre Carter (2021) had 24 receptions for 3 touchdowns and averaged 25.1 yards on kick returns, including a 101-yard touchdown against the Falcons.

Two kickers have worn No. 1 for Washington. Scott Bentley had kicked for the Falcons, Broncos and Chiefs before arriving in Washington in 2000. Though he kicked for six games, the former FSU Seminole only attempted one field goal, which he made from 50 yards.

After kicking for the Bills, John Potter came to the Redskins in 2013. He connected on all seven extra points and three of his four field goal attempts.

Four punters have worn No. 1. Reggie Roby, after ten seasons in Miami, came to Washington in 1993 and was an All-Pro 1st team in 1994 as well, before moving on from the Redskins.

Ryan Plackemeier punted ten games for Washington in 2008, and Sam Paulescu punted four games over two seasons (2009-2010).

Matt Turk (1995-99) punted five seasons for the Burgundy and Gold. Turk was a Pro Bowler three of those seasons (1996, 1997, 1998), All-Pro 2nd team in 1997 and 1998, and All-Pro 1st Team in 1996. Therefore, Turk is our choice as the best player in franchise history to have worn jersey No. 1.


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