Turning 36 didn’t do much to diminish London Fletcher’s play.
The linebacker made the Pro Bowl for the third straight season and was named second team All-Pro for his work with the Redskins. He’s never missed a game in his five years with Washington, a level of commitment that extends off the field where Fletcher was honored with the Bart Starr Award for his work in the community this year.
All of that goes a long way toward explaining why the Redskins would want to see what Fletcher can do after he turns 37. General Manager Bruce Allen told Brian Tinsman of the Redskins website that he wants Fletcher, who can become a free agent next month, back for another year.
“We want to, we want to–and he wants to come back,” Allen said. “We’re just waiting for the season to finish, and then we’re gonna take care of business. He’s a captain. We want our captain back.”
Fletcher has said that he wants to come back next season and Mike Shanahan has also expressed his desire to see Fletcher back with the team. With Allen adding his two cents, it seems likely that Fletcher will be staying put this offseason.