Like everybody else, professional football players enjoy the little things in life. A good parking spot is chief among them.
Last season, head coach Jay Gruden announced that the players who stood out during the offseason workout program would be rewarded with the best parking spots at Redskins Park. The tradition has continued this season with eight players being rewarded for their offseason efforts.
Linebacker Mason Foster, cornerback Bashaud Breeland, defensive lineman Kedric Golston, guard Brandon Scherff, wide receiver Rob Kelley, tight end Logan Paulsen, tight end Niles Paul and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan were all rewarded with a prominent sign staking their claim to the parking lot version of luxury real estate. It was the second year in a row Paul and Kerrigan were rewarded, and the two kept their spots from last season.
In May, Kerrigan praised the physicality the team brought this year to voluntary workouts and discussed the importance of offseason workouts.
"You just got to fine tune your craft and work on the little things," he said.
It may not seem like much, but the small yet noticeable daily reward of a parking spot may be the perfect acknowledgement of the small yet noticeable daily efforts to improve.