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Dan Snyder gives Landon Collins signed Sean Taylor jersey on his first day with the Redskins


2005 NFC Wild Card Playoff Game - Washington Redskins vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers - January 7, 2006 Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

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

  • 71%
    Yes, wear #36 to honor Sean instead
    (902 votes)
  • 19%
    No, but only if his family approves
    (248 votes)
  • 9%
    No, it's time to move on
    (119 votes)
1269 votes total Vote Now