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Calls for Watson! Or, Wentz.

There is a mythology in town that says for us to maintain greatness WFT must 1st secure a franchise quarterback.  Pundits proclaim that this is the most important aspects of fielding a winner in the NFL. Well, this article will make a case to stand pat at QB and argue against the franchise QB mantra.

Here in Washington 3 championships and ,yes, 3 Lombardis’; so, who is a franchise quarterback in Washington probably Eddie LeBaron.

 

With Sonny you still had Billy and then J.T. , Doug, Mark, ( not long enough to be considered franchise QBs)…maybe Eddie LeBaron! The wonderful 1950s Washington Redskins had our franchise quarterback, LeBaron was long before me but that being said let us do the best discussion for the off-season of who should start for Washington Football Team game 1 next season.

 

Bloggers note: Pay no attention to most of these player acquisitions and especially who we draft. Turn off your radio and TV set as much as you can and pick up the season this off season post draft and then come pre-season.  It is a long off season.  Turn in for the major signing but now is time to sit back and relish what was the 1st good season with hope in about a decade.

 

Bloggers note 2: This blogger does not like hearing about how draft picks are good, etc.  This is the most overrated, over analysis part of a league trying to be 24-7, 365 days.
Go watch some baseball for a while…This blogger believes because of the salary attached to players, that younger, hungry players are striving to make it. That being said when the team is close like WFT coaches can and hopefully have a read on; draft picks should be of little consideration.
Who knows if or how long of a window WFT has to build a winner but it is not long these days for any organization! Can 1 player put WFT over the top for the decade, this blogger argues the pieces do not matter, the coaching, systems and scouting department does.

 

If you look for example many of the acquisitions recently of WFT they have been blue chip free agents such as Logan Thomas and blue-chip draft picks such as Cole Holcombe.

 

Scouting departments and good coaching seem to be a winning combination from a coach like Joe Gibbs…and seems to be a blueprint for success for Rivera at least year 1. Reeves, Heinicke….So that being said here is my review of the QBs available for Washington‘s 2021-2022 Lombardi run.

 

Alex Smith: by far, by far this blogger believes Alex Smith should be our quarterback come game 1 in Washington 2021-2022!

 

This blogger does not know if he:

 

1: wants to continue playing

 

2: is able to play again given the severity of his injury.

 

If he decides that he wants to play for us he is our starter.

 

He went something like 6-1 last year missed the playoff game he doesn’t have a Super Bowl victory he’s a great quarterback he seems like an excellent passer he’s a star. Go no further than Smith.

Kyle Allen:

 

Allen showed great determination and intangibles and he’s under contract he’s a quarterback reminded me quite a bit like Tony Romo and he is under contract to us I believe next season so if he can get over his injury I believe a broken leg he should definitely be a second or third stringer.

Taylor Heinicke: How much fun!  His leap showed so much…that this is a consideration, he should be on this roster…we should do whatever it takes to re-sign this guy from wherever he came from…Yes, with him there might be terrible growing pains but yes he should be in the system and being groomed…which leads us to the main question of the off-season does Washington football team go after a free agent quarterback a quarterback in the draft or trade for a quarterback such as Matt Stafford or Deshaun Watson.

Free-agent quarterback: the free-agent quarterback that are out there the one that seem like worth taking a risk from what I’ve scouted is Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky a high draft pick seemed like he might be the type of player who has quite a few throws in him…just needs a new scene to put things together.  The perennial: Mitchell who! Maybe WFT could be saying Mitchell, that’s who!

Quarterback in the draft: of course drafting # 19 we would think we would have a project similar to any rookie quarterback who normally has to play at least a full season before  expecting to be a winner…very few quarterbacks have come into the league like Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson and won but of course that is an option with the first-round pick.  Once again, given all the quarterbacks each season available, this blogger thinks find a franchise QB. is overrated.

Free Agent QBs

 

DeShaun Watson:

 

From the scouting this blogger has done (watching games with players) this blogger will place Watson as 1 of the best most talented quarterbacks in the NFL…supposedly, he was a golden child in college…and when he first came into the league he turned so many heads in the league with his passing and rushing abilities.   By leading Houston to a winning record and the playoffs even last season, Watson appears to be a ringer or a huge talent. His contract is high but he seems like he would be the best talent Washington has had at quarterback since a player like Alex Smith (except Smith has major injury concerns). Prior to Smith, Watson–potentially the best QB  we have had since Rypien or possibly RGIII (just his rookie season).  If one holds getting a franchise QB near and dear to a franchise, then there should be outrage if WFT does not get into the bidding over DeShaun. Personally, this blogger believes in coaching over gladiators.

Matt Stafford:

 

This blogger is not high on Matt Stafford. Actually when Detroit was victorious over Washington this season this blogger felt that Matt Stafford did not look incredibly accurate on all his throws and throughout his 12-year career no matter how good Stafford stats seem to be, this blogger has been unimpressed. Stafford’s price tag of 1 first rounder is not steep. But add in his age of 33 (well, QBs do get better as they get older and more vet like) this blogger would rather play younger players or an older player such as Alex Smith (who this blogger feel still has more to prove just by running off a champion).

 

 

Carson Wentz:

 

This blogger knows trading in the division is normally a no-no. Wentz looked awful this season.  He displayed next to no accuracy or the grit and greatness of even a Nick Foles.  It would seem that Wentz is one step away from being out of the league or playing a backup role but he would be my target to bring in as an understudy to Smith and compete with Allen and Heinicke. Remember folks Sonny before being WFTs QB was up in Philly: Where It’s Always Sunny according to DeVito.

 

 


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