Edwards was with the team as they changed their name to the Redskins and relocated to Washington, playing all nine of his pro years with the team. A punishing two-way Tackle, Edwards was a three-time First Team All-Pro and a stud player who led the Redskins to their first league championship in 1937.
Following his retirement as a player in 1940, Edwards became an Assistant Coach for Washington winning a second NFL Championship in 1942. Edwards later became their Head Coach in 1946 and held that role for three years. He was named to the 1930s All-Decade Team, and he received the Pro Football Hall of Fame call in 1969.