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Vegas thinks the Redskins are losers, and mock drafts give them a new QB in 2018

Prepare yourselves for losses and a new QB next season

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Free agency brought the Redskins some new players and a few holes to fill. The NFL Draft came and went last weekend in Philadelphia, and we are still unwrapping the 10 new Christmas presents/lottery tickets. That means a few things were inevitably going to happen this week; odds, predictions and way too early mock drafts were coming. The good news is, this is the last mock draft you’ll see for a while. The bad news, is Las Vegas oddsmakers and mock drafters aren’t particularly high on the Redskins in 2018

The Redskins are tied for the 5th worst win total odds for next season at 7.5, with -120 on the over, a slight hedge for the Redskins to make it to .500 or above next year. Teams that finished with 8 wins last season(Vikings, Colts, Ravens) drafted in the 14-16 range. Teams with 7 wins(Eagles, Saints, Bills, Cardinals) drafted from 10-13. The Redskins have the worst odds in the division, and have the Cowboys repeating as NFC East champions, and the Giants returning to the playoffs as a Wildcard.

Mock drafters are projecting the Redskins will pick anywhere from 6th overall to 20th, which puts them in the 5-9 win range based on last season’s results. They won’t actually be picking at 20th in this article though, because CSN has the Redskins trading up from #20 to #2 to take UCLA QB Josh Rosen. They don’t mention compensation, but in a draft that is supposed to have several very good QB prospects, this would cost even more than the RGIII trade. And those picks go to the Rams again, awful.

Two other QBs make the mock draft list for the Cousins-less Redskins. With the 6th overall pick, and a terrible 2018 record, the Redskins take Josh Allen. This is truly a coup for Bruce Allen as he adds an Allen in the first round two years in a row, something Scot McCloughan could not do for the Redskins.

The most popular option for the Redskins next year is Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph who goes in the 8-16 May. The Redskins did not pick a QB with their 10 picks, even though Bruce Allen reportedly was interested in C.J. Beathard in the 4th round(the 49ers traded into the late 3rd round to take the next Kirk Cousins). The Redskins showed confidence in 2nd year 3rd stringer Nate Sudfeld, backup Colt McCoy, and 2X franchise QB Kirk Cousins. The Washington war room laughed at reports during the first round that the Browns were attempting to trade for their QB. If they can’t work out a long-term deal by the July 15th deadline, the draft room will have a much different mood next year.

CSN Mid-Atlantic

2. Washington Redskins (via Los Angeles Rams): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

*Redskins trade up from #20 spot

Kirk Cousins never signs a long-term deal with the Redskins so he signs with the 49ers in free agency. That leaves Washington without a starting QB. So, they ship a bunch of picks to the Rams for the No. 2 overall pick.

It's 2012 all over again.

Fox Sports

6. Washington Redskins: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

Kirk Cousins is gone, so the Redskins turn to the talented Allen, who lived up to the hype all season, despite playing out of the limelight.

38: Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State

SB Nation

8. Washington Redskins: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Kirk Cousins might finally find his way out of Washington, and the team will need a replacement.

Sporting News

11. Washington Redskins: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Rudolph would have been a fringe first-rounder had he declared in 2017. The Oklahoma State passer has a strong arm and tremendous touch vertically. He may be Kirk Cousins’ replacement in Washington.


11. Washington Redskins: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

If Washington’s picking this high, Kirk Cousins isn’t likely to be getting a long-term, bank-breaking extension. If that happens, they’ll need to find a young passer who can take them to the next level.

CBS Sports

16. Washington Redskins: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

A mobile enough quarterback with a big arm, Rudolph will get questioned for playing against Big 12 defenses, allowing him to throw to a lot of open receivers. But the Redskins might be in a bad spot when it comes to the quarterback position and might be willing to dabble here.


Which QB do you want for the Redskins in 2018?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Mason Rudolph
    (54 votes)
  • 5%
    Josh Rosen
    (79 votes)
  • 3%
    Josh Allen
    (55 votes)
  • 77%
    Kirk Cousins
    (1131 votes)
  • 3%
    Colt McCoy
    (53 votes)
  • 5%
    Nate Sudfeld
    (83 votes)
1455 votes total Vote Now