Commanders Honor Darrell Green, No. 28 Jersey Retired in 2024 Season

Josh Harris purchased the Washington Commanders last summer and the first thing he did after taking over ownership of the team was call Darrell Green. Therefore, the news that the Commanders want to retire Darrell Green’s jersey number came as no surprise. 

The Commanders have decided to retire the No. 28 jersey of the Hall of Fame player, Darrell Green, during the 2024 season.

Darrell Green wore No. 28 and played 20 seasons in the NFL, all with Washington. Green expressed gratitude for this honor and shared that he is truly humbled. 

“It means a ton to me. I never thought about this, never dreamed about it, never asked about it, whatever. But when it was spoken to me, it blew me away. It caught me. It touched something down on the inside of me that I didn’t know was there. So now I’m very humbled by this, but this is huge.”

The team informed Green of this honor while he was at the Commanders’ facility to film a public service announcement. He read his script but then the team asked him to read another line that mentioned the team retiring his jersey. 

“It knocked me,” he said. “This stuff is just icing on top of icing on top of icing on top of icing on the cake.”

The Commanders, who are not on Jayden Daniel’s dream draft list will have a ceremony during one of the team’s home games to honor Darrell Green for his valuable contributions to the team.

Incredible NFL career of Darrell Green 

After spending his entire 20-year career with the Washington franchise, Darrell Green became one of the most enduring and respected players in NFL history. He holds multiple NFL records, including the most games played by a defender (295) and the most consecutive seasons with an interception (19).

Throughout his career, Darrell Green was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team three times and selected for the Pro Bowl seven times. He played a crucial role in two Super Bowl championship teams.

Darrell Green was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008, his first year of eligibility. This season, the Commanders, who were expected to sign Bill Belichick will immortalize Green’s legacy by retiring his jersey during the 2024 season.

Maheen Zaib

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