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Life is a Highway

Life is a Highway

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ESPN: Video: Adam Schefter Reporting Redskins trade with Rams for 2nd pick in 2012 Draft: Redskins making a big Las Vegas Gamble for Robert Griffin

Tom Boswell in the Washington Post today called the Redskins trade with the St. Louis Rams. For the 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft a "big Bet". He puts it perfectly because the Redskins are giving up their 1st Round picks for both 2013 and 2014, as well as 2012. Unless the Redskins make other trades, after the 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Redskins won't have a 1st Round Draft Pick, at least since 2015. And of course there's no guarantee that the Redskins will make the NFL Playoffs. This year, 2013 or 2014, they were 5-11 in 2011 and are right now trying to sign. Peyton Manning an aging QB who will be 36 this year. Coming off of Neck Surgery, misses all of 2011 and was released by the Indianapolis Colts who were 2-14 in 2011. And Peyton will probably cost somewhere in the neighborhood of 25M$ for 2012 alone. Even if they do sign him, he probably won't be back in 2013. I'll bet you that, he's got Donavon McNabb written all over him.

I understand the Redskins being interested in the QB of the present and future. But they can make that move with the singing or trade of one QB. They don't have to trade the future of the franchise to get that. What the Redskins should be doing instead is hanging on to as many top Draft Picks as they can. Especially since we are talking about a franchise thats been in the process of rebuilding the last four years. And 2012 will be another rebuilding year, your talking about a team that was 5-11 in 2011. That had key injuries all across the board. What the Redskins need to do instead, is sign a good young QB who already has NFl Experience. And has shown he can already play, like Matt Flynn from Green Bay. Sign him through Free Agency or trade for him.

The Redskins are making a huge gamble on QB Robert Griffin, hoping to sign him through the draft. And making him the future QB and even if they are able to sign Griffin. He better not turn into a bust, where the Redskins are looking for the next QB of the future. In 2014, because they won't have a lot of options by then to replace him. Without more trades.