Sonny Jurgensen retiring from Redskins Broadcasts


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Jurgensen Says Goodbye To Redskins Broadcasts - 8/9 - Former Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen is retiring from broadcasting, he announced Thursday, August 8. "It's been a great 55 years in Washington," he wrote. Not long after the Burgundy and Gold took the field against the Cleveland Browns Thursday night at FedEx Field, the team issued a statement from the beloved quarterback and broadcaster on its website, according to "I want to thank our Redskin fans for being so generous to me and our teams, we owe it all to you. I’ve had so many wonderful memories of thousands of teammates I’ve played with and talked about during my years in radio and television in Washington DC," Jurgensen wrote. "I'll always be a fan of professional football and appreciative of all that it has done for me, my family and our city." According to WTOP, Jurgensen began his broadcasting career not long after his retirement from the game in 1974. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 1983. He began doing color analysis for Washington's radio coverage, alongside Sam Huff, in the early 1980s. He also helped with TV preseason games for a few years. "I’ll leave you with these [words]," Jurgensen said in the statement. "Hail to the Redskins!".....


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Sonny was great at one time (80's), but he's been irrelevant for about 10 years. I listened to one game last year...a home game...and barely heard him. It was like they had to wake him up while he was asleep in the corner. Hope they made sure they took the cigar out of his mouth while he was sleeping otherwise they could have burned the booth down.