This upcoming Saturday, the Buffalo Bills will travel to our nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins, who have an absolute terror on the field that deserves the the title of public enemy: outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.
He is one of the main reasons why the Redskins won the NFC East crown last year for the first time since 1999, and the first time the team made the playoffs since 2007. Kerrigan is an extremely athletic and smart linebacker who seemingly has a nose for the ball, as witnessed last night as he had an interception return for a touchdown against Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kerrigan is an absolute monster, standing in at 6-foot-4 and weighing 260 pounds. He loves to force fumbles, as he did in college where he tied the FBS record with 14. So far in his pro career, he’s had six, which is pretty good for a player going into his third season of the NFL.
He even made the Pro Bowl last year for the first time, which might be a sign of things for years to come against opposing offenses. It is fitting that he played his college ball for the University of Purdue since boilers are what drive the train, and Kerrigan is a high speed locomotive with a seemingly unlimited fuel supply.
It’ll be interesting to see how long Kerrigan plays Saturday night in the third preseason game and if he can force a turnover or two as well.