Ryan Kerrigan is perfect

Ryan Kerrigan is perfect


Ryan Kerrigan is a superstar, and he just got resigned by the Washington Professional Football team to a 5 year, $57.5M extension, and he's super boring, and I love him so much. This profile done in the Washington Post is pretty much perfection, and everyone needs to take ten minutes and read it immediately.

Ryan Kerrigan arrived in Washington four years ago with the money and security befitting a first-round NFL draft pick. Then he looked at Northern Virginia housing prices.

“And I’m like, ‘holy crap,’ ” he recently recalled.

So Kerrigan — still not knowing exactly how his NFL career would progress — crafted his own housing plan. He would sample a few modest options. He would rent, not buy. And he would get to know the area before making any long-term decisions. There was an apartment in Ashburn, then a townhouse in Leesburg. There was another apartment in Leesburg, and then an apartment in Reston, further east than Redskins players typically live.

Which is why Kerrigan — arguably the team’s best and most popular defensive player, and now the owner of a massive new contract — currently lives in a two-bedroom apartment, with a roommate, in Reston Town Center.

“You’ve got Chipotle and Potbelly in there,” he pointed out. “I mean, I don’t know what else you’d need.”

He's a perfect and beautiful angel.

But really, here's the Kerrigan that DC is just beginning to know and Purdue fans longingly remember.

“As an older guy, he’s somebody that I’ve looked up to since he’s been here,” said Kedric Golston, the team’s longest-tenured player. “Ryan’s always been a leader here, even when he was younger, in the sense that he always was a professional: the way he went about his business, the way he took care of his body, the way he worked.”

“You can show the younger guys, this is what it’s going to take to be successful in this league, by the example that he sets,” Golston said. “He’s a guy that will play as long as he wants to play, and when I say that, I’m talking about 15, 16, 17 years, barring some catastrophic injury. I mean, every day — no matter if it’s the first day of the offseason or the last day of a 4-12 year — he’s doing all the little things the right way.”

What a legend.

[Again, click here to read Dan Steinberg's great profile.]

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