Building a Solid Offense For Colt Brennan: The Addition Of Anquan Boldin

Brad SmithContributor IFebruary 26, 2009

The Washington Redskins offense was boring to say the least in 2008 and has a rare opportunity in 2009 to make a drastic change.  Jason Campbell has now had three years leading the Redskins offense and has only mustered up a career total of 35 touchdowns.  While Colt Brennan's experience has been limited to preseason glimpses of potential, he showed a certain confidence in the pocket that is unusual for a rookie.

Already coming out of an aggressive passing attack in Hawaii, Brennan has the potential to transform the Redskins into a much more proactive offense than we have seen in the past.

So how do you make a young quarterback succeed in the NFL? By surrounding him with the right talent at the skill position.  For years the Redskins have relied on a conservative offense where defenses knew to focus on the run. With only one legitimate target at wide receiver in Santana Moss, the Redskins had to rely on their defense to win low-scoring battles almost every week.

All of that can change if the Redskins can land a solid number one receiver in Anquan Boldin this offseason.  Washington has already shown interest in Boldin in 2008, and his commitment to leaving Arizona is growing stronger by the day.

Boldin has proven to be one of the toughest receivers in the league and is in the prime of his career at 28.  Combining Boldin with Santana Moss would prevent defenses from double teaming Moss and prove to be one of the most lethal receiving tandems in the league.

But is Boldin worth the contract numbers of Larry Fitzgerald?  If Boldin can continue to have another six years of production like we saw in 2008, then absolutely.  Is he also worth losing a first and second round pick for? Looking at what talent is available in the 2009 class, with the exception of Michael Crabtree, you should always take a proven number one receiver in his prime over a first or second round receiver in the draft, as the Redskins saw last year.

Combining a top notch receiving core with an All Pro running back in Clinton Portis and a gun slinger like Brennan would produce a solid offensive core for years to come.