Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher has been bringing the hurt to opposing teams’ offenses for what will be his 16th season in 2013. In the previous 15 seasons, Fletcher has amassed 1,320 total tackles, 37 sacks, 23 interceptions and three total touchdowns while playing in every single game since coming into the league in 1998.
There was much debate if Fletcher would return for his 16th season, however, he did sign a new two-year $10.75 million contract with Washington this offseason.Despite being 38, Fletcher looks like he hasn’t lost a step at all which is nothing short of amazing. What’s also amazing is that until 2010 he was always named a Pro Bowl alternate 11 times, thus he gave himself the title of the Susan Lucci of the NFL as she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy 18 times and finally won on her 19th time. Fletcher finally made the Pro Bowl in his 12th try.
He presents a problem for the Buffalo Bills as he can shut down both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson from breaking huge runs that will result in scores along with any other running back the Bills have. However, the Bills can be successful against him due to his lack of size if their tight ends hover over Fletcher.
All in all it shall be interesting to see how well London Fletcher performs Saturday night in our Nation’s Capital at FedEx Field. It also will be interesting to see if Fletcher can play in the league until he turns 40 years old.