Clinton Portis, the man, the myth, the legend, retires from the NFL today at Redskins Park. He retires as a Redskins player. He retires with Mike Shanahan as the coach that both launched and ended his career. Ironic!
Portis on one of Hog Heaven’s favorite football players, not just favorite Redskins player…favorite football player. I’ve loved the guy since his rookie season when I discovered him as a free agent three games into the 2002 fantasy season. My team, Tony’s Ponies, contended for the fantasy bowl, thanks to CP. I drafted in the following season and was a near miss to make the fantasy playoffs.
I don’t have the fantasy values from then (Who knew fantasy records would have historic significance?), but in real games, Portis rushed for 3,099 yards and 29 rushing touchdowns for Shanahan and the Broncos.
Then, like Maurice Jones-Drew today, Portis wanted a new contract. Like the Jaguars, the Broncos did not want to give it to him. Both Portis and Shanahan suffered for that de...