The Washington Football Association announced Thursday that many fans feel they have done it long ago. The team rests on Sean Taylor’s No. 21 jersey.
Taylor’s number is retiring as part of Sunday’s game against the Kings at FedEx Field, as Washington announced on their official Twitter account.
There will be no more 21 💛
On Sunday, we will retire Sean Taylor’s number
– Washington Football Club (@WashingtonNFL) August 14, 2021
Taylor picked fifth in the 2004 NFL Draft and played 55 games in Washington. He achieved 305 assists, 12 titles, over 43 defense, eight errors and two pockets in his three-and-a-half-year career. He made the Pro Bowl in his last two seasons and is known to have beaten Brian Moorman in the tournament.
Sadly, Taylor’s life and career were shortened, as she was killed in November 2007 after being robbed in a Miami home. He was shot in the leg during the robbery and his vein was amputated. She was only 24 years old.
Taylor was on track to become one of the best in the NFL. He made five appearances through nine games in 2007 at the time of his death. They are also very popular, which is why it is so easy to understand why Washington is removing his number.
However, the group has been criticized for advertising. The NFL is currently in the process of embezzling from 650,000 e-mails generated from Washington’s cultural inquiry into the workplace under Dan Snyder. Emails, most of which were letters by ten-year / team leader Bruce Allen, have been directed Jon Gruden’s departure from the Raiders and against ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Many NFL activists and journalists went on Twitter and said the announcement was like an attempt to discredit Washington in engaging in this. He further added that Washington had notified Months for Bobby Mitchell’s retirement last year when he had just announced for a few days the Taylor ceremony.
He has not resigned from his 10-year anniversary in 2017.
He is not removing this on the anniversary of his death this year.
They are fired from the job, with 4 days’ notice, within a false external period.
Sean Taylor is the GOAT.
Do not use it as a distraction. https://t.co/3kg4EbhEMy
– Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) August 14, 2021
He announced the retirement of Bobby Mitchell in June at a ceremony in September.
He announced Sean Taylor’s retirement on October 14th on October 17th.
Forgive my doubts.
– JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 14, 2021
Sean Taylor deserves to be honored several times. Announcing this on Thursday of the week when your organization’s inadequacies re-emerge becomes a much better issue for the deaf / dumb, and at WORST misuse of human heritage as a distraction.
– Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) August 14, 2021
Sean Taylor is one of my favorite games. I know many who feel the same way. But the timing of this sounds great. Respect for Taylor’s legacy should not come with a cloud of questions as it will now
Immediately, NOT seeing this is a tragedy
Worst of all, its use is ill https://t.co/gl9kPgvyIJ
– Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) August 14, 2021
Giving fans zero that Sean Taylor’s retirement number is stupid and ridiculous.
– Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) August 14, 2021
I think it’s clear that, like so many other former players and countless fans, Sean Taylor was more fit and fit than the board.
– Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) August 14, 2021
and they are speechless enough to think that such a thing could work. the worst part, if he does so for the sake of nonsense, is he wasting time which should be a big moment for the taylor family and fans. https://t.co/Q9DGFeI9Ix
– bomani (@bomani_jones) August 14, 2021
You died last in the NFL.
You are starving.
You have a favorite license whose jersey is the most popular you have & retire.
And you give fans only three days.
– Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) August 14, 2021
Sean Taylor’s number has retired, and that’s a good thing, and I’m glad for all of Taylor’s friends and relatives what’s going on.
But time on this … I mean, come on … https://t.co/qwm1rkWI03
– Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 14, 2021
Using Sean Taylor as a PR mistake and losing his number in three days and realizing all you need to know about how Dan Snyder can be. Truly a wicked man through.
Nate (@BarstoolNate) August 14, 2021
Washington responded to this shortly after announcing and explaining this the event was active for several weeks.
“We apologize to the fans who would like to know more and will continue to share with the fans the way we will be celebrating Sean Taylor’s legacy next month,” said a team spokesman, per Matthew Paras.
Team President Jason Wright also apologized for the “brief information” about Taylor’s retirement.
We wanted to do something sooner by removing the player numbers. Months ago we arranged for Bobby Mitchell and Sean Taylor to be the first two. In view of what he has done, I am very sorry that this brief statement does not accurately reflect Sean’s actions. The President’s Summary is coming …
– Jason Wright (@whoisjwright) August 14, 2021