Legendary Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard stopped by his former team's facility on Friday, prior to the Redskins' preseason game against the New York Jets.
Naturally, he had to take a photo with his wife, Christine, in front of the Super Bowl trophy display case. He holds up two fingers for two of those glistening Lombardi trophies, representing the two teams he composed that would go on to win championships.
The next stop on his tour of Redskins facilities – he saw the team practice at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center at the end of July – it was in Richmond, Va., where President Bruce Allen announced that he would be the 49th member of the Redskins' Ring of Fame.
Beathard will be inducted during a ceremony that will take place during the Redskins' annual homecoming game against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 13.
"I was in the NFL a long time with different teams, but our favorite memories are certainly here because when we were with the Redskins, our kids were growing up here, went to high school in Virginia, and went on to college [in] different places," Beathard said a few weeks ago. "Just being able to be around this – I came to the Redskins from the Miami Dolphins, and the years at the Miami Dolphins including the '72 season of undefeated teams and being with [Don] Shula, I learned a lot more than I ever had up until that time about football. So I felt coming into a situation like this that I felt prepared because I never wanted to go into a situation that I felt was too big for me or where I wasn't prepared."
In total, Beathard appeared in four Super Bowls in the role of general manager, the first three of which came with the Washington Redskins.