Despite a commonly held belief that they are only a quarterback away from being an elite team, the Washington Redskins have more than a few holes to fill. They certainly do require a quality passer, but could also use an elite wideout for him to throw to. Then there's the need for a shutdown corner and a marquee offensive lineman.
After posting only 11 wins in two seasons, Mike Shanahan could use a high-profile trade or two to revitalise his rebuilding efforts and maybe even save his job. A talented but temperamental flanker like Santonio Holmes or Brandon Marshall could be the answer to the need for a playmaking receiver.
Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen could even pursue a smart inter-divisional trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, to secure the services of a ball hawk like Asante Samuel. The following are seven ideal trade scenarios that would help the Redskins compete in the NFC.