The Vikings were also without tight end David Morgan, who is still in the concussion protocol after getting injured on Minnesota’s first drive in Atlanta.
But Theismann’s career-ending injury represents something more visceral. The Lawrence Taylor hit — probably still on instant replay in the minds of Washington fans — took out a Super Bowl-winning, MVP quarterback in one fell swoop. And did so at a time when demise did not feel inevitable for those wearing the burgundy and gold. In the Snyder Era, pain comes laced with politics and front-office clusterstuffs. Even Robert Griffin III’s injuries felt like a function of Washington dysfunction.
Theismann, though, went down in the midst of Washington’s best run. And before the 1987 Super Bowl eased the sting, it must have been harder to confront Washington mortality in the days before the Dan Snyder darkness.
We still don’t know what the Redskins will wear when they step onto the field Thursday night for their NFC East rivalry game at the Cowboys.
Washington players have apparently refused to wear their all-mustard-yellow Cheap Jerseys In Bulk color rush uniforms and, according to former Redskins tight end and current radio personality Chris Cooley, will instead opt for a burgundy jersey with burgundy bottoms.
The Redskins have not had a Thursday game that’s fallen under the “Thursday Night Football” umbrella since color rush uniforms were introduced last season.
The team hated the mustard look from the jump and proposed a rule in March that Cheap Jerseys In USA would allow them opt out of wearing what the organization described as “garish uniforms.”
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland told The Post an all-burgundy look “would be dope.”