The following players have been named captains:
Defensive End Mario Williams
Running Back Fred Jackson
Cornerback Corey Graham
Linebacker Brandon Spikes
Defensive Tackle Kyle Williams
Center Eric Wood
Kyle Williams and Fred Jackson are both four-time captains with the team, with Wood becoming a captain for the second time. Mario Williams, Corey Graham, and Brandon Spikes are all in their first year as a team captain.
The aforementioned players will all have the letter "C" affixed to the front of their jerseys to signify this honor. Their responsibilities include assisting in on-field communication with game officials.
Back in 2007, the National Football League introduced the team captain initiative to support and recognize the importance of team leadership. The program has been strongly supported by NFL head coaches and the NFL Player Advisory Council that was established by commissioner Roger Goodell in conjunction with the NFL Players Association.
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