8 Football Players who Played for Raiders and Commanders

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Las Vegas Raiders and Washington Commanders.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Raiders and Commanders.

Jeff George

Jeff George, known for his strong arm and vertical passing game, was an NFL quarterback who had a career spanning over a decade.

Drafted 1st overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1990 NFL Draft, he played there for four seasons before stints with several other teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Redskins.

George’s career was marked by impressive yardage totals, including passing for over 27,600 yards, but he faced criticism for his leadership and lack of postseason success. Despite the criticisms, his longevity and arm talent is remembered among NFL quarterback conversations.

George Key Stats

  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Falcons, Raiders)

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson, a product of USC, was selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Though he was largely a backup to Mark Brunell during his time with the Jaguars, Johnson made an impression in his first career start, leading the Jaguars to a victory with 294 passing yards and two touchdowns.

His performance caught the attention of the Buffalo Bills, who traded for him in 1998. However, Johnson’s time in Buffalo was marked by a competitive and somewhat controversial quarterback controversy with Doug Flutie.

Following his stint in Buffalo, Johnson went on to have shorter stints with several teams, including the Buccaneers (won a ring in 2002), Redskins, Raiders, and Giants. Despite never becoming a long-term starter, Johnson remained a respected player for his abilities and commitment.

DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson was then drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. With the Eagles, Jackson quickly made a name for himself, earning multiple Pro Bowl selections and becoming one of the NFL’s top receivers.

One of his most memorable moments was a game-winning punt return touchdown against the New York Giants in 2010, famously referred to as the “Miracle at the New Meadowlands.”

After his time with the Eagles, Jackson played for multiple teams including the Washington Football Team, Buccaneers, Ravens and Raiders, continuing to demonstrate his deep-threat prowess. Throughout his career, Jackson’s big-play ability has been a consistent hallmark, with numerous touchdowns of 60 yards or more.

Jackson Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Eagles)
  • Super Bowl Ring (Rams)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Eagles, Commanders)

Jason Campbell

Jason Campbell was selected by the Washington Football Team in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, 25th overall. He played over a 10-year NFL career, spending time with Washington, the Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Campbell’s NFL career included 79 starts in 90 total games, during which he threw for 16,771 yards, 87 touchdowns, and 60 interceptions. His best season came in 2009 with Washington, when he passed for 3,618 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Though Campbell never reached the elite status some anticipated, he served as a solid starting quarterback and later a veteran backup, known for his strong arm and leadership on and off the field.

*Campbell was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 30)

Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 1st round, 4th overall, of the 1992 NFL Draft. The wide receiver and return specialist played in the NFL for 11 seasons with various teams including the Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, and Detroit Lions.

Howard’s most memorable achievement came during his time with the Packers when he was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXXI. In that game, he returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, becoming the first and only player to win Super Bowl MVP solely for special teams play.

Over his career, Howard returned 8 punts for touchdowns. His return skills, particularly his performance in the Super Bowl, solidified his place in NFL history. Howard ended his NFL career with 123 receptions for 1,597 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns, along with the impressive special teams contributions.

Howard Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Lions)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Packers)

Jeff Hostetler

Drafted by the New York Giants in the 3rd round of the 1984 NFL Draft, Jeff Hostetler played 12 seasons in the NFL. Though initially a backup to Phil Simms, Hostetler gained national attention when he stepped in for an injured Simms in the 1990 season and led the Giants to a Super Bowl XXV victory over the Buffalo Bills.

After his time with the Giants, Hostetler went on to play for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. With the Raiders, he earned a Pro Bowl selection in 1994. Over his NFL career, Hostetler threw for 16,430 passing yards, with 94 touchdown passes and 71 interceptions.

He also was known for his mobility, rushing for 1,391 yards and 17 touchdowns. Hostetler retired after the 1997 season, leaving a legacy as one of the more reliable and versatile quarterbacks of his era.

Hostetler Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Raiders)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Giants
  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Raiders)

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was selected by the Green Bay Packers as the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Playing as a safety out of the University of Alabama, Clinton-Dix made an immediate impact in the league.

During his time with the Packers, Clinton-Dix was named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and received second-team All-Pro honors that same year. He played for the Packers until 2018 when he was traded to the Washington Redskins. After finishing the season with Washington, Clinton-Dix spent a season each in Chicago and Las Vegas.

Throughout his career, Clinton-Dix has been respected for his coverage skills, instincts, and tackling ability. He recorded over 500 tackles, 16 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles in his NFL career.

Clinton-Dix Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Packers)

Rodney Peete

Rodney Peete is a former quarterback who had a long career in the NFL. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL Draft.

Peete played for the Lions from 1989 to 1993 and would go on to play for several other NFL teams including the Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins, Raiders, and Panthers. Over the course of his career, Peete threw for more than 16,000 yards and 76 touchdowns.

While he never made it to a Pro Bowl, Peete was a reliable starter for several years, particularly during his time with the Lions. His longevity in the league is a rarity for a player who was not a high draft pick.

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