Chad Henne to Redskins: Why Ex-Dolphins QB Would Look Good in Washington

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IMarch 11, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 18:  Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne #7 attempts a pass during a game against the Houston Texans at Sun Life Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Chad Henne would look good in Washington despite the fact that the Redskins recently mortgaged the future for Robert Griffin III.

Rex Grossman, the team's starting quarterback at the end of last year, is a free agent, but is hoping to return in 2012

I have no idea why the Redskins would even consider keeping him, though. He is a proven bust in the league, and they should look elsewhere in my opinion.

John Beck wasn't able to overthrow Grossman's iron grip on the starter's position, which should tell you all you need to know about his prospects as a pro quarterback.

Henne is a better option as a backup to RG3 than Grossman or Beck. 

He is younger with a stronger, more accurate arm, and before he was injured for the Miami Dolphins last year, Henne looked like a legitimate starter in the NFL.

Henne is also better on the run than either or them. He is a more natural athlete who can run Mike Shanahan's bootleg offense with skill.

If something were to happen to Griffin III this upcoming season, whether he is injured or simply needs time to adjust to the speed and complexities of the NFL game, Henne could step in and provide a viable option for the 'Skins offense until RG3 is able to lead the way.

I know it isn't the sexy pick, but with little room for error in the draft for the next few years, the Redskins need to stockpile their roster with young talent for when the going gets tough and add Henne to their roster for 2012.

If I were running things in D.C. I'd get rid of both Grossman and Beck and bring in Henne as my insurance against anything happening to my prized possession, RG3.

Now, all I need to do is bring in Vincent Jackson to pair with Santana Moss, Leonhard Hankerson and Fred Davis.