Whose Future is Brightest on the Redskins Roster?
When the Redskins pick 13 this Saturday, they have many holes to fill. But this may not be in the Redskins best interest. It has been said on almost every sport site that the Redskins have Mark Sanchez pegged at the 13th pick or higher via trading up.
Many ask why should the Redskins be interested in another young QB on the roster? Well no one knows what goes on in Danny Boy's head, but let's try and see it through his eyes and debate on which QBs future is brightest on the Redskins roster. I won't be biased.
Mark Sanchez-QB USC Draft Prospect
This kid has major potential, but with the recent QBs selected highly by the Redskins, would he be the next bust or a franchise QB for years to come. Yet this would mean the departure of either Colt Brennan or Jason Cambell.
So if the three battled it out who would win? Sanchez is set to be an excellent pro and impressed Danny Boy on their night out , but would this be the best move for the Redskins? Here are some reasons why it would be:
1.) Sanchez is a fast thinker and can make every NFL throw.
2.) He has the "it" factor(swagger).
3.) He can energize the team in the fourth quarter.
1.) Will cost too much to trade up.
2.) Would jeopardize the future of the team for years to come if he is a bust.
3.) Will have to trade up which means less draft picks then what we already have, but we can trade Jason Campbell to recoup some of the losses.
Jason Campbell-QB Washington Redskins
Jason Campbell has handled this offseason like an expert saying and doing all the right things. With this said, can he take that to the field and motivate himself and his team to become winners after many years of being in the middle of the NFL standings at years end?
Last season he made strides from the half season or more of what he started in '07. He looks like he is on track to improve yet again. This will be his second year in the same system and it's up to his line and young athletic WRs to help him keep his job.
1.) He has a very strong arm and is mobile.
2.) Set record for least interceptions per attempts.
3.) Won't have to risk future if he is kept through his contract year and then released or resigned.
1.) He is a deer in headlights under pressure.
2.) Doesn't have the fire in him to rally a team behind him late in games.
3.) Won't take deep chances.
Colt Brennan-QB Washington Redskins
Colt Brennan has to have an impressive outing this preseason to ensure he can take the No. 2 QB spot from veteran Todd Collins. He turned many fans to his side towards the end of the season and was called "Colt the Savior," but he hasn't even seen action yet.
How would he fare behind an aging line and banged up RB core in late December? He would have excelled because he was used to releasing the ball quick and often or he would have been killed.
1.) He has a quick release.
2.) Had one of the most impressive outings of a rookie QB ever according to John Madden.
3.) Very mobile and has a spark about him.
1.) Very old for a second year player.
2.) Has never faced first string defenses.
3.) Very small for a QB listed at 6'2" and 195 pounds.
With the 13th pick the Redskins should either trade up or down most likely when they pick the three prospects they have been linked to the most Brin Orakpo, Andre Smith, and Mark Sanchez will be gone. So what will the unpredictable Redskins do?