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It's time we had an elite QB again



I've been going back and forth on this question for months now, but after watching yesterday's game I'm finally convinced that the Redskins need to make a bold move to trade up and get Andrew Luck. Or, failing that, RG3.

Had Barkley come out, I would have taken my chances with him falling to the No. 6 pick. But now that Griffin has won the Heismann, I don't see him dropping that far, which means we'll have to trade up to get one of the two top quarterback prospects.

Yes, I know we have a lot of holes to fill, and trading away draft picks seems like a rash thing to do, but I'm sick of the Redskins not having an elite quarterback. This is a quarterback-centric league and we haven't had a really good one since Theismann -- or a great one since Jurgensen.

Seriously, we just can't keep taking half measures and hoping to get lucky. I won't post a link to a competing site, but one of the others had a pretty good analysis of what teams drafting in the middle of the pack normally find in the first round in any given year, and I can tell you that Andrew Luck is worth three of them any day of the week.

Ordinarily I'm a big advocate of playing it safe and hoarding draft picks, but you don't get within sniffing distance of a prospect like Luck every day of the week. If it takes three No. 1s, I'm down with it. If we need to throw in Trent Williams or someone like that, do it.

I almost literally don't care what it costs anymore. We need a great quarterback. Let's go get him.

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