By Ray Frager
The guys at the Kissing Suzy Kolber blog have come up with a list of the 100 “Most average players ever,” which they acknowledge was compiled with minimal attention to statistics and basically just pulling names out of thin air. All right, they phrased it a little more indelicately when describing where they pulled the names out of.
So, the point is, you and I could have sat around and come up with our own list, and it would have been just as valid. Well, maybe you could have. I don’t have a long enough attention span.
In any case, there are quite a few Redskins on the list, including the man at No. 1, which, I guess, makes him the most average of all time. That would be — does this rate a drum roll? — James Thrash.
Thrash, a wide receiver/kick returner, spent nine years with the Redskins, sandwiched around three seasons with the Eagles. It was with the Eagles that he had his most productive seasons, with 63, 52 and 49 receptions. He did have a 50-catch season in 2000, the year before he went to Philly. And he was a decent enough kick returner.
So is he the most average NFL player of all time? Sure, why not?
No. 6 on the list is someone Redskins fans might have wished even played up to being average – safety Adam Archuleta. At No. 37, Jabar Gaffney, No. 39, Gus Frerotte, and No. 45, Jason Campbell.
On average, you might enjoy the list.