he Washington Football Team announced it will officially retire Sean Taylor’s No. 21 during its Week 6 game against the Chiefs Sunday.
There will never be another 21 💛
On Sunday, we will officially retire Sean Taylor’s number
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 14, 2021
Taylor’s retirement ceremony will be a part of a larger event honoring nearly 100 Washington Football Team alumni before Sunday’s game begins. Taylor’s family will join the team on the field for the pregame ceremony.
Along with Taylor’s No. 21 getting retired, Washington will also formally commemorate the renaming of the road leading up to FedEx Field “Sean Taylor Road.”
“I came into the NFL the same year as Sean Taylor and immediately his athletic ability, resilience, grit, and relentless work ethic set him apart. I and many others looked to him as a role model,” Washington Football Team President Jason Wright said in a statement. “The fact that he was tragically taken so early hurt our player community, but also our fans, coaches, and staff. We will continue to remember him and hold him up as an example of professionalism and excellence, and we will all strive to mirror his excellence in our own ways.”