The Redskins originally know as the Boston “Football” Braves, and were owned by George Preston Marshall. They entered the National Football League in 1932 after the Newark Tornadoes franchise folded and played at Braves Field. They had tried to base the team in New York, but were blocked by the NFL’s territorial rule. In 1933, the team moved into Fenway Park and changed their name to the Redskins. The Redskins moved to Washington in 1937 due to lack of fan support in Boston. Overall, the Redskins have played for eleven NFL Championships and have won five, including three of the five Super Bowls in which they have played. Four of the five Super Bowl appearances were under the leadership of Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.
In 2003, in the Great Jetskin Raid, the Redskins signed Bryan Thomas from the Jets, along with John Hall, Laveranues Coles, and Chad Morton. The Morton inceident was even more surprising as it went to arbitration, and it turned out the arbitrator, who decided in favor of the Redskins was a season ticket holder. More Jets have gone over to the Redskins since, including Santana Moss, Jason Fabini, and Pete Kendall.