The Redskins held their 52nd annual Welcome Home Luncheon today at the Gaylord National Convention Center today. As usual, a good time was had by all.
As has been the case for most Redskins related events since draft day in 2012, the star attraction was quarterback Robert Griffin III. To the surprise of absolutely no one, he was named the team’s offensive player of the year.
In accepting the award, Griffin make sure to spread plenty of credit around. “This award is for an individual but nobody does anything by himself out on the football field,” he said.
He then proceeded to thank all of the members of the starting offensive line by name and many other offensive players and coaches.
Griffin had the best line of the day. Referring to an auction that had taken place just before the awards were given out, Griffin made a reference to the $10,000 fine the NFL slapped on him for wearing an “Operation Patience” T-shirt on the field before last Monday’s preseason game against the Steelers.
“Those auctioneers did a good job out there,” he cracked. “I would have given them 10 grand but the league took it from me.”
Kai Forbath won the special teams player of the year award. That honor is named for former kicker Mark Moseley, who presented the award. He commented that he was happy to be giving it to a kicker for the first time in a long time and said that he hoped Forbath would be around for man years to come.
“I hope he’s right about me being here a long time,” said Forbath. “I saw his records, they’re going to be hard to beat.”
Moseley is the team’s all-time leading scorer and holds a handful of other team records as well.
London Fletcher was the defensive player of the year and Joshua Morgan won the team’s community service award winner.