Sunday was a good day for the Redskins. Like, a really, really good day. In a 47-14 rout of the Saints, the offense put up its most points since 2005. The defense got two interceptions and held New Orleans scoreless in the second half. The Eagles, Cowboys and Giants lost.
But Sunday was especially rewarding for Redskins teammates Matt Jones and Pierre Garcon, who found $15 on the FedEx Field turf during Washington’s first drive of the second half. Jones, who had 187 total yards and a 78-yard touchdown catch, detailed his good fortune to The Post’s Master Tesfatsion after the game.
“Me and Pierre found this in the huddle,” the rookie running back said. “It was laying on the ground, and I was like, ‘Pierre, there go $15 right there.’ ”
Garcon picked up the the money and put it in his pants. On the following play, Garcon ran to the sideline and asked a Redskins attendant to hold it for him. Jones said he was content with the $5 “finder’s fee” he received from Garcon after the game and has no idea about the source of the money.
“I don’t know,” Jones said. “It was probably the ref or somebody that fell out of their sock. I’ve never even seen money on a field. I don’t know who had it. We were laughing so hard. It was funny. We were coming to the sidelines and everybody was wondering, ‘Where you get $15 from, Pierre?’ It was just sitting there rolled up.”
The finder’s fee was nice, but it sounds like Garcon owes the rookie a free pizza in the near future.