Redskins trade with Rams to draft RGIII

The Redskins have themselves a franchise quarterback. According to Jay Glazer, the Skins traded with the Rams to acquire the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. It’s assumed the Colts will take Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, leaving Washington with Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins are swapping first-round picks with the Rams and reportedly will trade two future first-round picks. Washington was set to pick sixth overall, so they’re trading three picks in order to move up four spots in the draft. As long as Griffin performs as well as most people expect, it will be worth it.

Washington has a stout defense but they’ve been missing a good quarterback for several years. They’ve put together filler QBs here and there like Gus Frerotte, Brad Johnson, and Mark Brunell, but they need a franchise quarterback who can lead the team for a decade. It looks like they finally have that.

Swapping first-round picks, trading a first in 2013 and 2014, and a second in this year’s draft will seem like nothing if RGIII is the real deal. The Giants swapped firsts (Philip Rivers) with the Chargers, and added a third, first, and fifth in order to get Eli Manning. Do you think anyone in New York is complaining now?

This trade should work out well for both teams.

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  • Gene

    The Redskins made this shrewd move because they knew there is no way Peyton Manning was going to play outdoors in cold weather and in the same division as his brother and  RG3 appears to be the type of person who will get along with Mike Shanahan. 

    The big question is whether the Redskins will have enough cap space left to fill some of their other holes.  They certainly will not be able to do so through the draft.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    They say they’re still pursuing Peyton but we know that’s not going to happen. They just have to make sure they don’t swing and miss on their future draft picks. Same with St. Louis.