Landon Collins became a Washington Redskins fan because of the late, great Sean Taylor and Clinton Portis. He studies Taylor constantly like a lot of defensive backs, and wears #21 in his honor. Redskins owner Dan Snyder welcomed Collins to the team yesterday with a gift that really hit home with Collins, a signed Sean Taylor jersey.
No one has been able to wear #21 since Taylor’s tragic murder in 2007. Ryan Clark wore the number during practice when he was with the Redskins after receiving permission from Taylor’s fiance Jackie. It has been unofficially retired by the Redskins, and is likely to stay that way. I'm completely fine with leaving the number untouchable, but others have suggested it's okay to move on.
Should #21 stay retired?
This poll is closed
Yes, wear #36 to honor Sean instead
No, but only if his family approves
No, it's time to move on
Collins said the jersey is game-worn and his son was the one opening the box. He said he just sat there for 20 minutes and couldn't eat because he was so shocked to receive that as a gift.— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) March 14, 2019
Wow. The Sean Taylor jersey Dan Snyder gifted Landon Collins was game-worn and signed. He was shaken when Snyder told him what Taylor meant to him, and to learn it was one of the last two in his possession. https://t.co/BcwvkCZhDK— Chris Lingebach (@ChrisLingebach) March 14, 2019
Landon Collins on if he would wear No. 21 to honor Sean Taylor: "It would be an honor. Big shoes to fill. A lot of people have their ups and downs about it. If the family would allow me to" that he would and he would make them proud. #Redskins— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) March 14, 2019