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Throwback Thursday: An Award-Winning 1982 Season


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The 1982 season for the Washington Redskins will always be one of the best in franchise history.


Not only did the Redskins cap off their season with the first of three Super Bowl victories, but they did so with an 8-1 regular season record followed by three convincing victories in the NFC side of the playoff bracket.

Accordingly, the team was well-represented when it came to the league's awards that season.

In February 1983, Joe Gibbs took home Coach of the Year honors while Mark Moseley was named the league's Most Valuable Player and Bobby Beathard was selected as Executive of the Year.

Gibbs, of course, is one of the greatest head coaches in NFL history, as the Pro Football Hall of Famer won 154 regular season games over the course of 16 seasons. He also accumulated a 17-7 playoff record with three Super Bowl victories in four appearances.

Moseley, meanwhile, became the first and only kicker to win NFL MVP honors, converting on 20 of his 21 field goal attempts during the regular season -- many of which were about as clutch as they get.

Beathard, a 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, spent 12 seasons as the Redskins' general manager and was the brains behind some of the best constructed rosters in NFL history.

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