With Deal In Place, Redskins Secure #2 Pick in Draft to Pickup QB

NFL Network’s Jay Glazer is reporting that the St. Louis Rams have traded the #2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins for the Redskins 2012 1st round pick (#6 overall) pick, their 2012 2nd round pick (38th overall) and two future 1st round picks. NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports several other teams were offering near that amount.

This doesn’t necessarily mean they have given up pursuing Peyton Manning, but this is a time of jubilation for the Redskins.

Washington fans have waited since Joe Theismann for a franchise QB. Here he is. The RGIII era begins. The Redskins haven’t had a QB land in the top 10 in QB rating (at least 10 starts) since Brad Johnson finished 5th with 90.0 in 1999. Johnson and head coach Norv Turner were replaced during the next season.

I believe what the Rams got in return could end up making the Colts consider trading out of their top spot, which would make someone wonder: while most (like me) believe Luck is a little better right now, would the team trading to #1 be pursuing Luck or Griffin?


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9 Responses to “With Deal In Place, Redskins Secure #2 Pick in Draft to Pickup QB”

  1. 007 says:

    This will either be the greatest move since SAMMY BAUGH, or everybody’s head including the owners.

  2. JT says:

    Well we saw this coming. The Skins better be very active in FA. Hopefully the RG3 factor will lure some players.

    • 007 says:

      Hopefully, the tonnage of upgrades needed to bring success to FED EX with no top draft picks staggers the imagination.

  3. 007 says:

    On offense

    1 – Signing RG3. The ‘SKINS must have verbally agreed in principal on a contract with GRIFFIN, illegal or not. Makes no sense to give up the house, and then not have the money to sign him. How much? After this, he’ll want the moon and the stars. Maybe 6-7 mill to start out.

    2 – we must try for V-JAX. No way around it. That’s prolly 10-11 mill of cap room gone right there.

    3 – Re-sign TIM HIGHTOWER to a two-year make-good 2012 contract at 1.3 mill, a 100 m bump.

    4 – Sign R-OT JARED GAITHER at 2.1 mill.

    5 – Add a fourth round G in the draft, .500 m

    6 – Hope against hope WILLIAMS isn’t suspended for toking this season, or the next two for that matter.

    7 – Ditto DAVIS. What a couple of mindless…….kids! Grow up you two.

  4. 007 says:

    On defense

    1 – Sign FA ADAM CARRIKER with a substantial increase to 3.2 mill. About 900 m more.

    2 – NT NICK JEAN-BATISTE in the fourth, .475 m

    3 – Bring back BAKER, BALMER or WORTHINGTON for .450 m

    4 – Re-sign FA KEYARON FOX with a bump of 190 m to 1 mill.

    5 – Sign FA STEPHEN TULLOCH for 4.5 mill. FLETCHER goes save roughly .500 m to 1 mill against the cap.

    6 – Sign FA WILLIAM GAY 1.2 mill. Release BARNES and take the hit. How much ????

    7- CB JAMELL FLEMING fourth round .475 m from LICHTENSTEIGER, or fifth round .450 m if available.

    8 – SS no idea. FA market very slim, draft as well. Can’t see LANDRY staying at 8.3 mill or more.

    9 – CB/FS TRUMAINE JOHNSON third round .700 m

  5. 007 says:

    V-JAX estimates now 14 million and Nine for GRIFFIN? WoW! 23 of 40 right off the top for two players, and we havent’t even offered on our own FA’s yet. We’ll blow the cap lid right off at this rate.

  6. 007 says:

    Rough estimation for contract costs 3-12-12 against the cap

    . 815 m bump SAV ROCCA – done
    .80 m bump WILLIE SMITH done
    , .100 m bump for HIGHTOWER
    , .50 m bump CHRIS BAKER – done
    , .300 m bump TYLER POLUMBUS – done
    , .325 m bump EVAN ROYSTER – done
    , .370 m bump BRANDYN THOMPSON – done
    , .300 m bump ALDRICK ROBINSON – done
    , .465 m OT NEVIN McCASKILL – done

    Guess-timates

    12 JACKSON
    6.0 FINNEGAN
    5.0 GRIFFIN
    4.5 NICKS
    4.5 TULLOCH
    4.5 for a top R-OT
    Re-sign CARRIKER and FOX for another 1 million bump

    40.4 million expense against the cap.

    Savings against the cap

    8.3 LANDRY
    6.0 FLETCHER
    .910 for PHILLIP BUCHANON
    .550 LICHTENSTEIGER
    .840 KELLEY
    .810 LOCKLEAR
    .810 STALLWORTH
    .735 GOLSTON
    .685 McINTOSH
    .480 WESTBROOK
    .422 MOORE

    20.5 million savings against the cap.

    Net = 20 million spent + draft picks other than LUCK or RG3.[prolly 8-8.5 million more]