Hall of Fame Washington Commanders General Manager Bobby Beathard Passes Away

The NFL lost one of its behind-the-scenes legends earlier this week. Hall of Fame Washington Commanders general manager and four-time Super Bowl champion Bobby Beathard passed away on Monday.

The architect behind the Washington Commanders' 1982 and 1987 Super Bowl-winning squads, Beathard was one of the few general managers to ever be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he was chosen as part of the 2018 class. As a general manager for the Commanders and later the San Diego Chargers, he led his teams to four total Super Bowl appearances. 

As if his accolades as a general manager weren't enough, Beathard also served as director of player personnel for the Miami Dolphins from 1972 to 1978, an era in which the Dolphins won back-to-back Super Bowls. The 1972 Dolphins are the only undefeated Super Bowl champions in NFL history.

Beathard participated in the most glorious eras of three separate NFL franchises. He'll be fondly remembered by executives, coaches, and players for decades to come. As fond memories and kind anecdotes pour out in the coming days, fans will have a chance to learn just how essential a part Beathard played in NFL history. 

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