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The Washington Redskins put their fans through a roller coaster. Ultimately, the highs certainly outweighed the lows.
Like the Dallas Cowboys, the league came down hard on the Skins for unruly spending in 2010. The difference in the numbers was staggering: $36 million for Washington.
Hope still springs eternal after the Redskins gave up two extra first-round picks and a second-rounder to swap spots with the St. Louis Rams. Of course, that pick was used to select Robert Griffin III.
Griffin has an incredible chance to be the franchise quarterback that Washington hasn't been able to find.
That's why the Kirk Cousins pick was ill-advised at best. Management should have been using every pick they had to surround RG3 with weapons since the roster lacks playmakers and there isn't any available cap space.
An optimist would say that Cousins could prove valuable if he wins a few games while RG3 is out with an injury. The surest way to get a quarterback hurt is to leave him without firepower and force him to make plays on his own.
In addition, there aren't enough reps to develop two quarterbacks. It'll be difficult to create two reliable NFL players during the same time period.
However, none of it will matter if Griffin pans out. That's all a fan can ask for.