Redskins Willing to Give up too Much for RGIII?
The Washington Redskins are in a rebuild, whether they find their franchise quarterback this year or not. So when rumors afloat about them willing to give up their first, second and third this year, as well as an additional first next year, I wonder, what exactly are they thinking?
Robert Griffin III is without a doubt an exceptional talent, but does that mean you add-on another year or two of rebuilding, risk the future of the franchise and your job, all for one player? A player who has already suffered a partial tear to his ACL? A player who shined one season in a simplified offense?
I cannot stress how important it is that the Redskins think wisely as to what they want, as well as how much they are willing to give up. At this moment, if Robert Griffin III fails, which he very well could, the Redskins are going to be right back in the hole they started to dig themselves out of. On the other hand, if he pans out, the Redskins will finally have their franchise QB, a very dangerous one at that.
I’m not saying RGIII isn’t worth trading up for, he is, but I believe the asking price, at least right now, is way too high.
At this point, the Redskins would be safer taking Morris Claiborne in the first-round, a CB which could start day one, allowing our secondary to be near-complete. Then in the second take a QB such as Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden or Chandler Harnish.
One way or another, the Redskins are going to end up with a quarterback in the draft, but Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen need to be smart with how much they give up. If what Shannon Sharpe says is true, that the Redskins are willing to “move heaven and earth” to get RGIII, we might as well bring back Vinny Cerrato.
After all, isn’t that what we used to do? Toss draft picks away like candy on Halloween?
Posted on February 28, 2012, in Washington Redskins and tagged Brandon Weeden, Bruce Allen, Chandler Harnish, Mike Shanahan, NFL Football, Redskins Blog, Redskins RGIII, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, Washington Redskins. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.