Those who argue the Redskins should not give up precious draft picks for a healthy Peyton, Luck or RG3, believe the team has too many holes to fill to be successful. For a long time, I was in their camp. I was a proponent of trading down in the 2012 draft and acquiring even more draft picks, rather than trading up and selling the farm. In doing so, we could fill in those holes that desperately need to be filled.
Yet, the more I have examined other successful teams in the NFL, the more I believe the Redskins should absolutely do whatever it takes to acquire a franchise QB. If we embrace the idea, we cannot bring in Peyton or Luck without filling in the gaps, we will never bring in that type of QB. Why? We all know, as soon as we address needs in one area, another area becomes vulnerable, do to injury or Free Agency. And so we go on chasing holes rather than using a little faith and addressing the most important position on the field, QB. Here are a few observations that make my point:
- In 2004 the Giants sold the farm for Eli and would anybody argue it was not a good move. I'm sure at the time they did.
- Regarding major holes; no one had as many holes to fill as the Giants toward the middle of the season. In fact, none of us picked them to make the playoffs, much less win the Superbowl. This years Giants team is case in point. Holes are filled and no name players like Victor Cruz are made better and become superstars. IE Brady and Woodchuck
- In 2010 the Panthers offense ranked close to last with Jimmy Clausen, and with very few changes to offensive personnel save Cam Newton, they rose to the top in 2011.
- Out of the teams in the hunt, I do believe the Redskins defense, running game and tight ends are superior to the Browns and Dolphins.
RG3= 1st,1st (2013), 4th, 5th(2013)= 2014(forgotten)