Prior to his retirement on Friday, Ryan Kerrigan played for the washington for ten seasons and one day.

He was the No. 16 overall choice in the 2011 NFL Draft, played for Washington during his first ten seasons. 

Kerrigan desired to leave the Washington group as a member. So that he may retire with the club, Kerrigan agreed to a one-day deal with the Commanders.

A retirement letter from Kerrigan was made public by the Commanders to his family, friends, former teammates, coaches, and the community.

To Washington supporters, Kerrigan said the following: And to my beloved Washington fans: you guys made my NFL experience amazing. I felt at home in the DMV from day one.

Whether it was cheering for me on game days, supporting my philanthropic endeavors or just saying “hi” at the grocery store, you made me feel like one of your own. I’m proud to call D.C. “home”

and I’m so thankful that I was drafted here because of the way you’ve treated me and my family. I’ll love you guys forever.

In his final season with Washington in '20, he set a team record with 95.5 sacks, surpassing Dexter Manley in the process.

The 33-year-old appeared in every game for Washington from 2011 through 2018 before missing four games in the 2019 campaign. He participated in each game of the 20 season once more.