Peyton Manning and RG3 atop the discussion for the future quarterback spot of the Washington Redskins. [Please Shannahan – don’t bother with the Manning sweepstakes (I beg you)! Peyton does not fit this style of offense and would be a highly paid tackling dummy (with a neck issue)]. Another QB in discussion is Ryan Tannehill. He is athletic but not much of a true QB (ex-WR). Just look at his INT to TD ratio - he’s a mobile Rex Grossman in the making (no thanks!). I wanted to throw in another name no one is talking about. Now, you might want to hold your breath…
· Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
Yes, I said it! This guy impressed me in the Senior Bowl and I’ve seen highlights on him and am growing more interested. Lack of height and not taking many snaps from center are the primary issues with this guy. However, here are some key attributes I see in Moore that could make him a solid future QB for the Redskins.
· Winner (set many collegiate records)
· Amazing Stats (Yards, TD – INT ratio, & QB rating are off the charts)
· Fast Decision-Maker
· Fast Release (gets rid of the football - opposite of J. Campbell, J. Beck, etc.)
· Anticipates (throws ball where WR’s are going)
· Decent Mobility (can buy time in the pocket)
He would need some time to develop on his footwork, but I love Moore’s potential. This guy may quickly work up draft boards and land in the 3rd or 4th round just because of his potential and stats. More interesting is his drive and confidence that is almost (Tom) Brady-like. Then, he has the baby-face of an Eli Manning.
I still believe the franchise should seek other options (FA, or RG3, NOT P.Manning, etc.) for an immediate solution. The Redskins should heavily consider Kellen Moore as Mid-to-Late round option to develop into a future starter.
Please leave your comments – but first watch some highlights on Kellen Moore (you just might become a believer!)