- A graphic showing three Washington Football Team assistant coaches from the 2013 team has gone viral.
- All three coaches are now head coaches of one of the eight teams left in the 2022 playoffs.
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The Washington Football Team has been in the playoffs four times since 2005. They have zero wins in the playoffs during that span, losing in the Wild Card Game in 2006, 2012, 2015, and 2020. The team has a grand total of two playoff wins since 1993 (29 years).
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has three playoff wins in the last three years.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has two playoff wins in the last three years.
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay has four playoff wins over the last four years.
What do they all have in common?
All three were assistant coaches on the 2013 Washington Redskins.
In fact, out of the four teams still left in the NFC Playoffs, only Bruce Arians wasn’t on that 2013 Washington coaching staff.
Bonus: Raheem Morris, the Rams’ defensive coordinator, was also on that staff as the secondary coach.
Following that 2013 season, in which the Redskins fell to 3-13 after making the playoffs with a 10-6 record and a NFC East division title in 2012, Washington fired head coach Mike Shanahan.
His replacement? Jay Gruden.
they hired Jay Gruden as HC instead while all 3 left to coach elsewhere pic.twitter.com/pFGp1AJiyL
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 19, 2022
Gruden ended up going 35-49-1 with one playoff appearance, a Wild Card Game loss to Green Bay in 2015.
Matt LaFleur is currently 39-10 as a head coach. Sean McVay is 55-26. And Kyle Shanahan is 39-42, but 29-20 over the past three seasons.
McVay and Shanahan have both also led their respective teams to Super Bowls – the Rams in 2018 and the Niners in 2019. LaFleur, so far, is two for two at making the NFC Championship Game.
Needless to say, this bit of trivia about the WFT has stunned many NFL fans, and annoyed many of the Washington faithful
All three are still coaching in the playoffs 😳 pic.twitter.com/tb21gefx7P
— ESPN (@espn) January 20, 2022
This is just painful.
— HHS Coby Judd (@Cobylee1223) January 20, 2022
We deserve to be laughed at. We let those geniuses leave Washington and do better things while WFT is still struggling to find a stable offense🙃— crashxfleet (@goodjobaaron) January 20, 2022
Me being a Washington fan... pic.twitter.com/Q0KZz1bNuD— Sonof Mosta (@Sonof_Mosta) January 19, 2022
This has always perplexed me. This is when you know an organization doesn't have an eye for talent. All three of them are now coaching playoff teams 🤦🏽♂️— Kurt Holmes (@KurtHolmes10) January 20, 2022
And all 3 are younger than Tom Brady 😳— 17ofem (@17ofem) January 20, 2022