|Rex Grossman would be a solid back-up. (Photo: profootballzone.com)|
To start off, let's just assume that they trade up and select Robert Griffin III with the second pick in the NFL draft. That's all fine and well. But, let's be honest, most likely he will not step right in and start immediately.
The offensive scheme that Kyle Shanahan runs is just too complicated for ANY rookie quarterback (yes...that includes you, Andrew Luck). It takes months of preparation off the field to understand the lingo and then months of practice on the field to understand the footwork, progressions, and signals.
Trying to throw a rookie into that situation would just be a recipe for disastor. Due to that circumstance, the back up quarterback position now becomes a position of need for the Redskins.
Since we are ASSUMING that Robert Griffin III is the other quarterback, we need to look at who the Redskins can use at back-up and starter for the beginning of the season.
I was listening to ESPN 980 the other day and this exact debate came on the radio. I was appalled and embarrassed at what one of the broadcasters said. He said they should clean house in terms of quarterback and sign either Kyle Orton, Shaun Hill, Matt Moore, or Chad Henne. Are you kidding me?
That is all complete bull. If you think that either of those quarterbacks are worth signing I am ORDERING you to STOP WATCHING FOOTBALL. NONE of those guys are capable quarterbacks...especially for this system.
It's quite an easy decision: keep John Beck or resign Rex Grossman.
Grossman is set to become a free agent. The Redskins don't need to keep both of them. Which ever one you choose, let go of the other one.
The Redskins currently have a hold of two quarterbacks that have already played in this system and can help aid RG3 in learning the system. I'm not saying that Beck or Grossman are going to be the face of the franchise, I'm saying that they will be solid back-ups based solely on the fact that they have been playing in this system for a few years.
Now, the recent release of Peyton Manning certainly throws a wrench in everything...NOT. Redskins...stay away. Don't spend the big money for another bust (*cough* Haynesworth *cough* Archuleta *cough*).
Instead, stick to this plan: trade up for the number two pick and draft Robert Griffin III and then either resign Rex Grossman or keep John Beck.
It's simple...no need to get fancy...