By Zachary Neel
He definitely doesn’t get the hype that he deserves, but he doesn’t need it — Ryan Kerrigan is the most important player on the Washington Redskins.
Beyond that, Kerrigan is one of the most important players in the league, highlighted by being ranked as Bleacher Report’s No. 10 biggest cornerstone to any NFL team. He often flies under the radar — by his own accord — but the talent he brings to the field is insurmountable.
Kerrigan is all of 30 years old after coming off the board in the first round in 2011. Since then, he’s missed—wait for it—no games, tallying 84.5 sacks, 25 forced fumbles, three interceptions and 23 passes defended.
Kerrigan has never had fewer than 7.5 sacks in a season (his rookie total). He’s compiled 9.5 or more five seasons in a row and counting. Over the last four, he ranks in the top five in total sacks with players like Khalil Mack.
If the Redskins are ever in the news cycle, it’s often due to an inept front office or speculation on an up-and-coming young quarterback. Sometimes it’s both. That’s okay with Kerrigan, he will keep getting his sacks, doing his dances, and making a difference on the Washington...