Washington Redskins: Can This Mess Be Fixed?
Notable Free Agents: QB Rex Grossman, RB Tim Hightower, LB London Fletcher, TE Fred Davis, S LaRon Landry, G Kory Lichtensteiger
Owner Dan Snyder and coach Mike Shanahan have done wonders screwing this team up. Snyder signed DT Albert Haynesworth to a mammoth $100 million contract only to watch him decide that he didn’t have to work for that money and become the world’s best paid backup. Snyder signed QB Donovon McNabb two years ago, watched him slowly deteriorate, gave him a $78 million dollar extention mid-way through the season and then watched Shanahan bench him one week later and release him at the end of the year.
Shanahan, for his part, proclaimed his love for QB John Beck during the Preseason last year only to spend the year switching back and forth between Beck and QB Rex Grossman, who is now a free agent. He had a carousel of Running Backs. Tim Hightower tore his ACL halfway through the year and is probably out of DC through free agency. Ryan Torain is a walking injury and second-year player Roy Helu Jr., when given the opportunity was actually pretty good considering the ongoing QB fiasco.
The ‘Skins are either going to franchise TE Fred Davis if they can’t get a long-term deal done, which will shore up one position. They are in talks with the Rams for the #2 overall pick so they can take QB Robert Griffin III, which could be disasterous for the soon-to-be rookie. They don’t know what to do with the players they have. How would they handle someone as talented as Griffin III?
If they stick with the sixth pick, they should take someone to help top-teir DE Brian Orakpo. DT Michael Brockers or DE Melvin Ingram would both fit the bill, but look for Snyder to give way too much to the Rams for the #2 pick and ensure Griffin III a rookie season in hell.
On the Clock: Jacksonville Jaguars (Pick #7)