One statistic that summarizes the utter futility of the Daniel Snyder era

The Washington Redskins/Football Team/Commanders under owner Daniel Snyder had quite the string of futility from 1999, when Snyder took ownership, through 2022, Snyder’s last season as owner before he was finally and mercifully bought out.

The NFL franchise in the nation’s capital compiled a 164-220-2 record throughout Snyder’s tenure, and the .427 win percentage was the sixth-worst in the NFL over that period of time, ahead of only the Houston Texans, Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, and Cleveland Browns. No amount of Snyder’s money could overcome the toxic environment he created, and his constant need to meddle in personnel affairs continued to limit his team’s prospects.

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Perhaps the most damning Snyder statistic is this: Through his time as team owner, Washington’s football franchise had three different names (Redskins/Football Team/Commanders)… and just two playoff wins. There was the 27-1 wild-card win over the Detroit Lions in the 1999 season, and the 17-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2005 season.

That’s it.

Meanwhile, Snyder finally dropped the “Redskins” name in 2020 after insisting for years that he wouldn’t, changing it to the “Football Team” (how original) for a couple years, and then flipping it to “Commanders” in time for last season.

One thing’s for sure — the new ownership group, led by Josh Harris, has a low bar to clear.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire