By Harry Allison
Redskins Nation is breathing easier today.
The No. 7 will likely be worn by a Washington Redskins player this season for the first time since 1985.
Former quarterback Joe Theismann, the last player to wear the number for the team, told 106.7 The Fan last week that he spoke with quarterback Dwayne Haskins, picked by the Redskins in the first round last week, and gave him his permission to wear the number this season.
No. 7 isn’t retired by the Redskins, but the number is one of several that the team has “protected” by keeping it out of circulation. Sammy Baugh’s No. 33 is the only number that has been officially retired by the franchise.
“I just got off the phone with Dwayne just a little while ago, and I told him it was OK to wear No. 7,” Theismann told the radio station. “Given him permission. Not that I felt like I needed to, but he was respectful enough to ask.”