Legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells once said “You are what you are”, when referring to how good or bad a football team is. Acknowledging that is didn’t matter if your team had talent, or lacked talent. The teams record at the end of the day told you exactly what team was at any point in the season.
I don’t care if the Colts have not won a game yet. Everyone knows why the Colts haven’t won any games: Peyton Manning hasn’t played a snap. That being said, EVERYONE knows why the Redskins have been terrible this year and every other year. They just flat-out do not have any options at QB. One man, Peyton Manning, was able to cover up for various holes on the Colts roster throughout his years in the league. Granted, he has been the MVP of this league four times. With the Redskins though, the glaring hole at quarterback is sooooooooooo big, that the coach(es) past and present, running game, defense, AND special teams aren’t able to cover it up.
The Redskins have proved one thing about the QB situation in Washington: there are no quick fixes. Because they have tried, tried, and tried again, and again to find that quick fix to no avail. If they would take the time to find a QB that is worth developing, and give that player every opportunity to learn and prosper, the losses wouldn’t feel as empty as they do now. It doesn’t even have to be a first round type of player either, Drew Brees was selected in the second round of the 2001 draft, and Tom Brady was one of the last picks in the sixth round of the 2000 draft. Finding that player who can lead the franchise for years to come is not an impossible feat. The Redskins have just made it seem that way.
I know that trades are always easier said than done, and it takes two sides to agree upon a trade for anything to happen. But I put together a list of QB’s that I wouldn’t mind seeing the Redskins trying to acquire anyway. That is, if they feel there are zero options in the 2012 draft that are suitable.
1- New England Patroits 3rd string QB Ryan Mallet
2- Denver Broncos back up QB Kyle Orton
3- Green Bay Packers back up QB Matt Flynn