The Washington Commanders are paying tribute to Sean Taylor. They are wearing no. 21 patches on their helmets. The Commanders also, built a memorial for the star that died 15 years ago.
The Commanders unveiled the memorial before their game against the Atlanta Falcons. The memorial is simply a wire statue in Taylor’s uniform. The awkward reaction from the crowd says it all.
It is a pitiful attempt to honor the late star safety. The Commanders organization is the worst in all of Pro sports.
Last season, the Commanders finally retired Sean Taylor’s number but did so in the midst of an investigation into team owner Dan Snyder. The move came across as empty and just an attempt to win over some good PR.
For the Commanders to fail so spectacularly to properly honor one of the most iconic players of their franchise is unfortunate. Taylor, a two-time Pro Bowler, was a force on the field and was in the midst of a fantastic career when he was tragically killed.
Sean Taylor. Photo courtsey of USA Today Sports