We all know Matt Flynn
is not coming to DC. We have seen the recent results of trading for a veteran player, and bringing in veteran free agent QB's. Let's all be realists; none of these options worked. Now we have fans clammoring for a QB who has started only 2 games in the NFL, to be signed by our team, for over 10 million per year, to be our new QB. It's not happening. Period.
This regime needs to make an immediate impact in year three. We have done a great job is re-bulding this team in the image of our leader, coach Mike Shanahan. Mike is a proud, stubborn man, who knows how to win in this league. He came to our storied organization in 2010 with little resources to work with, and the hope that we still could be competitive in his first year. Well, as we know, things didn't work out as planned. As a result, we saw the walls torn down, and a rebuild put into effect.
Year one of the rebuild went better than planned. We traded back in the draft, and signed some key defensive players. We then played smart in free agency, bringing in guys like Bowen, Coefield, Wilson, Gaffney and Chester. The common theme you ask: Not overpaying, and getting guys who fit our system.
We could have went out and signed Franklin to play NT. He was older, and didn't exactly fit what Hasslett wanted. Instead we inked Coefield, who is younger and cheaper; and he fits with Hasslett's style of play. We could have signed Cullen Jenkins
. Instead we inked Bowen, who is younger, and cheaper. Bowen turned out to be a huge success for us in 2011. We could have signed Namdi. Instead we signd Wilson, who is younger and cheaper, and fits the aggressive style of coverage Hasslett likes. Wilson had a very good year for the Redskins.
Now, I'm a firm believer in "watch not what a person says, but rather what they do". If this is any indication of the future plans of this staff, we will not see Matt Flynn as the future QB of the Washington Redskins
. He doesn't fit the mold.
Flynn is totally unproven, and even being so, will cost more than any other QB in free agency. Why? Out of pure desperation. Some team that so desperately needs a QB, will see what Flynn did in one game against the Lions
this year, and invision him doing the same with their team in 2012. Point is, things do not happen that way. Look no further than Kevin Kolb
for an example of this.
So for all those Redskins fans out there dreaming of yet another average QB being brought to DC to be the next savior; don't hold your breath. If the direction that this new staff has employed over the last year is any indication, Flynn will be making his money elsewhere.