Baseball is in full swing (the trade deadline is only a week away), the NBA’s offseason thus far has been a circus and the Summer Olympics are starting. Meanwhile I can’t stop reading about training camps.
I’m a slave to the shield.
Jay Glazer broke news that the Washington Redskins will send three first rounders (2012, ‘13 and ‘14) and this year’s second rounder to St. Louis for the second pick in the draft. It’s a steep price to pay, especially when discussing an unproven talent. The initial reaction is that the Redskins paid far too much. After all, Washington has a lot of holes not just at quarterback, However, you can see where they’re coming from. Take a look at the list of quarterbacks the Washington has started since Joe Theismann’s career ended:
They had a pair of Super Bowl MVP’s in Doug Williams and Mark Rypien but many more starters were aging players brought in at the tail end of their careers. Washington knows that if Robert Griffin III is what everyone says he is then they’ll be set for the next decade. Of course, the glaring problem is that there is just no way to tell.
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