The Washington Redskins have not been competitive in the last 20 years, and the biggest reason is because of having played some of the worst QB's in football. The Redskins have not had stability at the most important position in football in that time span and the results speak for themselves with a record of 145-175-1, 1 division title, and 4 trips to the playoffs and never going beyond the divisional round of the playoffs in that span. You don't have to look no further than Who the skins had behind center. lets take a look.
Washington Redskins QB's 1992-2011
Mark Rypien, Cary Conklin, Rich Gannon, Heath Shuler, John Friez, Gus Frerotte, Jeff Hostetler(36 years old), Trent Green, Brad Johnson, Jeff George, Tony Banks, Kent Graham, Shane Matthews, Danny Wuerffel, Rodney Pete, Patrick Ramsey, Tim Hasslebeck, Mark Brunell(34-37years old), Jason Campbell, Todd Collins(36 years old), Donovan McNabb (33years old), Rex Grossman, and John Beck.
there was only two other Franchises that had equally bad or worst QB 's in that span The Detroit Lions and The Cleveland Browns. you decide who had the worst Qb's but one thing that all 3 of these Franchises have in common losing.
Detroit Lions QB's 1992-2011
Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill, Drew Stanton, Daunte Culpepper, Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, Jeff Garcia, Joey Harrington, Mike McMahon, Charlie Batch, Ty Detmer, Gus Frerotte, Frank Reich(37 years old), Scott Mitchell, Don Majkowski, Dave Krieg(36 years old ), Rodney Pete, Erik Kramer, and Andre Ware.
Cleveland Browns 1992-1995, 1999-2011
Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde, Mike Tomczak, Eric Zeier, Tim Couch, Ty Detmer, Doug Pederson, Spergon Wynn, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown, Trent Dilfer(33 years old), Chralie Frye, Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Ken Dorsey, Colt McCoy, Jake Delhomme( 35 years old), and Seneca Wallace.
Until the Redskins get stability at QB you can expect the same type of results as the last 2 decades. The only way you can get away with having average to below average QB play is if you have a all time great type of defense 85 Bears or 00 Ravens, which the Redskins do not have, so the solution is to get a Franchise QB and this year they finally have a chance to get that done by trading up to get either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III. I dont think the Colts are gonna trade their pick but it is worth making a offer to see how much it will cost you. So if you think it is too much to get Luck take a chance to get that Franchise QB and trade for Robert Griffin III. The deal could look something like this 2012 1st, 2nd and 2013 1st, and 3rd or a 4th not too much to give up to end 20 years of bad QB play. Essentially you are giving up 1 player in 2012 2nd rd pick, and 2 players in 2013 1st rd, and 3rd or 4th pick for a chance to finally get stability at QB