Three Kerrigan articles today:Redskins Iron Man - Ryan KerriganEvery play by Ryan Kerrigan vs Green BayIs Ryan Kerrigan “elite”?This article was co-written by James Dorsett and Bill-in-Bangkok.James did all the hard work of researching all the statistics that appear in the article Youth Da'Ron Payne Jersey , despite having to work against a dual deadline to get out two Snaps & Stats articles this week.I’m afraid that my written analysis of the numbers isn’t to the same standard that you’ve all no doubt become accustomed to in the Snaps & Stats articles, but I prefer for readers and commenters to draw their own conclusions anyway.I hope you enjoy this statistical review of Ryan Kerrigan’s career and comparison to two of his contemporaries who are acknowledged as the best in the game today.I further hope this article opens up some eyes to the incredible talent and salary-cap value that Kerrigan has represented to the Redskins franchise.Khalil Mack overviewKhalil Mack was the 5th overall pick in the 2014 draft; he is 27 years old and has been in the NFL for 4 seasons.Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesSeptember 1, 2018 Khalil Mack signed a 6 year extension with the Chicago Bears. Based on a report from Profootballtalk. The extension is worth $141 million with $60 million guaranteed at signing with $90 million in total guarantees.That’s an APY of $23.5m.Von Miller overviewVon Miller was drafted #2 overall in 2011; he is 29 years old and has been in the NFL for 7 seasons.Photo by Bart Young/Getty ImagesAccording to OverTheCap,The Broncos and Von Miller agreed to a six year, $114.5 million contract on July 15, 2016. Per Mike Klis, Miller received $70 million in guarantees, $42 million of which is guaranteed upon signing. That is an APY of $19.08m.Ryan Kerrigan overviewRyan Kerrigan was selected 14 picks after Von Miller in 2011, taken #16 overall.He is 30 years old and has been in the NFL for 7 seasons.Photo by Rob Carr/Getty ImagesOverTheCap reports that Ryan Kerrigan signed a five year contract extension worth $57.5 million with the Redskins on July 30, 2015. Kerrigan received a $16 million signing bonus. His 2015 and 2016 salaries are fully guaranteed to bring the full guarantee on the contract to $23.788 million.His APY is $11.5m.Top salaries for 3-4 OLBOverTheCap reports on salaries for all NFL players, including information about the top-paid Outside Linebackers.You can see that Mack and Miller are the two highest paid OLBs in football, with Kerrigan ranking 7th, earning $7.5m per year less than Von Miller.Kerrigan earns less than half of what Khalil Mack earns.Based on the contract numbers, it seems reasonable to conclude that Mack and Miller are clearly among the elite players at the position right now.Kerrigan, who was drafted the same year as Miller, is paid more like a second-tier player.Is there a good reason for that when it comes to production?In other words Youth Jordan Reed Jersey , if we compare historical production for the three players, what will it show?College productionLet’s start by comparing a few simple indicators of production from their NCAA days:It’s clear that Mack had the most success in the Tackles for Loss category, but had the lowest production of the three when it came to sacks.Kerrigan and Miller were very comparable with respect to sack production, while Miller was the least productive in TFL and forced fumbles.Taken as a whole, this chart gives the impression of three players who might have different strengths, but who were all well-rounded, high-perfrormance collegiate athletes.Combine resultsThe combine makes it possible to compare players from different schools, conferences and years with a standard set of measurements.While the chart below is not an exhaustive listing of all combine measurements and results, it certainly hits the headline drills.Aside from the bench press, where Kerrigan put up an impressive 31 reps, the Purdue Boilermaker measured a bit less athletic than the other two, while Von Miller seems to have the best measurables in general.NFL games & snapsThe chart below shows the number of games, starts and snaps for each player in his respective NFL career.Because Miller & Kerrigan have played for 7 season while Mack has played for just 4, I have included per-game averages on the second line for each player to allow an apples-to-apples comparison.I see immediately that Kerrigan has played 8 more games than Miller has, despite entering the league at the same time.The other trend seems to be that Khalil Mack is used as a pass rusher 2 to 3 snaps per game more often than the other two, and drops into coverage less often.Overall White Josh Doctson Jersey , though, all three players are averaging right around 60 snaps per game, with a similar breakup between run defense, pass rushing and dropping into coverage.NFL production - tacklesKhalil Mack has been the most effective tackler of the three, judging by these raw numbers.NFL production - other statsLooking at these numbers, I get the feeling that Miller is the most talented pass rusher of the three, though Kerrigan may hold a slight advantage as a coverage linebacker.The bottom lineWhen we look at the college production, combine results, games & snaps played, and production in the three facets of the game (run defense, pass rush, coverage), it seems to me that Ryan Kerrigan compares very favorably to the acknowledged top two players in the game in terms of career production.Kerrigan doesn’t have the name recognition of Von Miller or Khalil Mack, but he’s got the college pedigree, the draft pedigree, seven healthy seasons Matthew Ioannidis Jersey , and elite production numbers that argue that he deserves to be mentioned in the same conversation with the league’s best.Redskin fans have always known that Kerrigan was something special, but many may not have realized just how special he has been. Helping Todd Bowles get a Super Bowl ring was just the beginning of Doug Williams' lifelong assistance for the New York Jets head coach.Their relationship goes back to 1986 when they were Washington Redskins teammates and neighbors. They lived down the street from one another about a mile and a half apart, and their connection has only grown closer in the three decades since.Bringing his Jets to Redskins training camp for joint workouts with his former team has brought back fond memories for Bowles, who played seven of his eight NFL seasons with Washington and won the Super Bowl when Williams was MVP in January 1988. His ties to Williams, the Redskins' senior vice president of player personnel, helped make the joint workouts happen, and Bowles said he owes his ex-teammate for putting him on the road to becoming Jets coach."He got me into coaching," Bowles said. "He gave me my first job at Morehouse College. I was the D coordinator. We remain very good friends to this day."Bowles will coach against the Redskins in Thursday night's preseason game, and he's still not revealing if rookie Sam Darnold will start over Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater after the third overall draft pick's impressive debut and work this week.Richmond wasn't the site of Redskins training camp when Bowles played, and FedEx Field isn't the same as old RFK Stadium, but simply being around the Redskins took the former safety down memory lane."Just seeing the burgundy and gold has been great," Bowles said. "Obviously the Super Bowl, but it's more so the guys I played with: the Darrell Greens, the Charles Manns, the Dexter Manleys, the Wilber Marshalls Authentic Adrian Peterson Jersey , the Alvin Waltons and all those guys I played with are really the fondest memories I have."Training camp looked like a reunion from Washington's Super Bowl era with Bowles in Jets green, Williams overseeing practice and the likes of Darrell Green and Brian Mitchell around. It has been 25 years since they were teammates, yet Mitchell said Bowles is "the same guy he was when he played."It has been a long time, though, and a long road for Bowles to get here. Williams gave him a good push.The two scouted the same area when Bowles was with the Green Bay Packers in player personnel and Williams worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the mid-1990s, and Williams made his Bowles the defensive coordinator at Morehouse College as one of his first hires in 1997. Bowles followed Williams to Grambling State before bouncing around as a defensive assistant for seven NFL teams.Williams moved into the front office, but Bowles stuck it out and at age 54 is going into his third season as Jets coach. He doesn't feel like he'd be in that spot without Williams, and the Jets certainly wouldn't have been practicing with the Redskins if not for their relationship."Just coming back seeing Doug is great because Doug was very close to me," Bowles said. "I talk to Doug all the time, here and not here. He had a part in (arranging the workouts). He had a big part in it."Bowles credits Williams for putting him on this path, but his appreciation for the Redskins extends to two Hall of Famers: general manager Bobby Beathard and coach Joe Gibbs. They signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in 1986 and gave him the starting free safety job in his second year."They signed me and they gave me a chance, so playing for the Redskins is something I'll never forget," Bowles said. "They gave me a chance to meet a lot of people. They gave me a chance at a career that I probably otherwise wouldn't have had. So it's always going to be a special place."Notes: Bowles was angry that receiver Terrelle Pryor revealed he broke his ankle in May. Bowles said Pryor should keep his mouth shut and told him as much. Pryor is not expected to play Thursday against his most recent team.