Sonny Jurgensen, the beloved former quarterback of Washington’s NFL team and its longtime radio analyst, announced his retirement from broadcasting Thursday before the team’s preseason opener in Cleveland.
“I’ve decided to hang up my headphones and my clipboard,” Jurgensen said in a recorded segment played during Thursday’s pregame show on WTEM-AM 980 and other affiliates. “It’s been a great 55 years in Washington. I want to thank our Redskin fans for being so generous to me and our teams, we owe it all to you. I’ve had so many wonderful memories of thousands of teammates I’ve played with and talked about during my years in radio and television in Washington, D.C.”
Jurgensen, 84, has been a regular presence in the team’s radio coverage since 1981, and was the final member of the team’s longtime radio trio that included Frank Herzog and Sam Huff to remain in the booth.
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