World Football Crown - 1937
World Football Crown – 1937

As the Bears would return to the World Football Crown in 1937, the burgeoning Redskins withstood the challenge with a newly signed rookie from Texas Christian University, a quarterback by the name of Sammy Baugh.

Slingin’ Sammy Baugh, as he would come to be known, was particularly notable for his forward pass, a somewhat unusual play in the 1930’s.

Baugh was also unique in the variety of positions he played, including punter, cornerback and quarterback.

With Baugh their secret weapon, the Redskins would defeat the Bears 28-21, banishing Chicago from respectable competitiveness until the 1940’s.