Ryan Kerrigan retires

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Veteran pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan has announced his retirement.

Kerrigan was Washington’s first-round draft pick in 2011 and he played 10 seasons with the team before signing with the Eagles last year. He announced his retirement through the Commanders.

The 33-year-old Kerrigan was a four-time Pro Bowler and is Washington’s all-time leader with 95.5 career sacks and 26 career forced fumbles.

Kerrigan became a free agent in March and probably could have found a team willing to sign him to a training camp roster, but after playing only a limited role with the Eagles last year, he has decided to hang them up in the place where he had his greatest success.

15 responses to “Ryan Kerrigan retires

  1. Wow – what a wonderful player he was here. Wishing him only the best moving forward. Go Ryan Kerrigan, Go Boilermakers, Go Washington!!!

  2. Kerrigan was one of those hard-working lunch pail guys who wasn’t a barn-burner but was sneakily consistent. It almost felt like because he didn’t show a ton of flash or have insane speed, teams forgot about him and then he’d make them remember.

    Fun guy, chill personality, charitable, high motor. Loved his radio bit on Grant and Danny where he would take calls during Valentine’s Day and read overly-sappy love poems to women. Or the bit where he disguised himself as a sports store employee and would try to sell people Kerrigan jerseys. Both bits worth looking up for a laugh.

    I saw his pick-6 against Atlanta in his rookie season in person and shredded my vocal cords screaming like an elemental beast. Thanks for being a great Skin, Ryan.

  3. He wasn’t a super star, but one of the best players, men and citizens who’s ever come through this franchise. Class, reliability, dependability and accountability is what you think of when it comes to Kerrigan. He represented the DMV and his family well. I wish him all the best in his future.

  4. Such a fine person who really understood the blessing it was to be paid a kings ransom as an adult to play a child’s game. Truly a core Redskin through and through. Guys like this help fans to appreciate the game of football even more. Wish you only the best in life Ryan.

  5. Man I had no idea he became Washington’s all time sack leader. Good for him. He carved out a fantastic career without taking up too much spot light. I’m sure there were more than a few teams willing to bring him in for a situational role. Maybe he lost the love for the game. It’s a fairly weird time to retire in the off-season. Either way best of luck to him and his family.

  6. I’m sad he didn’t get the last 4.5 sacks. Always liked to see guys like him hit the century mark.

  7. As a Buckeye fan i admired his all out effort way back in his Boilermaker days he was a pro’s pro
    who no doubt leaves the NFL a very rich man enjoy your retirement you leave a job well done.

  8. He retired last year, just showed up and stole money from the Eagles.
    Go Birds!

  9. What a beast this guy was! He would get necktied almost every play but he kept bringing it. It was a sad day when he left Washington and it was hard to see him wearing another uniform. Best of luck on his next faze of life. Maybe stay in n football.

  10. stooges64 says:
    July 29, 2022 at 7:03 pm
    He retired last year, just showed up and stole money from the Eagles.
    Go Birds!

    If you really are an eagles fan, he only played meaningful snaps a handful of times, got 1.5 sacks in one playoff game against Tampa Bay. Including a few key stops in that game. I’d pay a guy 5 million for that contribution, and he doesn’t complain. Good job eagles fans…. appreciate the fantasy stats bro! You’ll lose again, you gotta stop drafting eagles players.

  11. K says:
    July 29, 2022 at 10:09 pm
    stooges64 says:
    July 29, 2022 at 7:03 pm
    He retired last year, just showed up and stole money from the Eagles.
    Go Birds!

    If you really are an eagles fan, he only played meaningful snaps a handful of times, got 1.5 sacks in one playoff game against Tampa Bay. Including a few key stops in that game. I’d pay a guy 5 million for that contribution, and he doesn’t complain. Good job eagles fans…. appreciate the fantasy stats bro! You’ll lose again, you gotta stop drafting eagles players.

    ———

    Kerrigan had success against Tampa bc Tristan Wirfs went down.

    He was invisible for the entire season before that game.

    Great guy…very good player who gave my Eagles fits year after year. I’ve got mad respect for him, but let’s not get it twisted: he didn’t have much left in the tank last year.

  12. In a playoff game against Brady who doesn’t get sacked often, wirfs or not, that’s not easy to do. That’s not twisted at all. He’s a guy who needs to be playing meaningful snaps, not a guy you just plug in for 3rd and short. He’s a pass rusher. Hard to have anything to give when you’re being played out of position, and not given meaningful snaps, save for a game at the end of the year. The real problem is the eagles paid him and then didn’t utilize his best strengths, many the issues in some organizations. Washington included.

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