It has been an extremely, extremely dreadful year for the NFL's highest pay-roll team.
Heading into Sunday, the Redskins have a division worst four wins, and got blown out in their prior loss to the Cowboys. Zorn's career is in jeopardy, as well as numerous other positions; but none more vital than Quarterback. The coach woes will be solved, and the rest of the roster will fix itself, but the name facility in a football team, including this one, will always and hitherto be the QB.
After the conclusion of the Super Bowl, hence the end of the season, there will be loads of free-agents exposing themselves to the free-agency world. Many, many quarterbacks. (This list includes: Kyle Orton, Chad Pennington, Kellen Clemens, and, the Skins property at the time, Jason Campbell.)
This presents our nations capital with a many an opportunity, and, with the pay-roll the team receives, it shouldn't be much trouble to fill the void.
That leaves us with four good free-agent, but free-agents might not be where the problem is fixed up.
Because of the tragic record in Washington, high picks will be granted. Other than the obvious need at the O-Line, the principal focus will once again be QB.
In a loaded class like this (Jake Locker, Jimmy Clausen, Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy) it shouldn't be to hard to grasp the treasure.
Then the last feature--trades. We won't discuss it intensively, but the Redskins could easily load up on trading stock, thus resulting in a decent trade for the position.
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Just making our list, we have Redskin's Colt Brennan.
After a final spectacular year in Hawaii for college, Brennan was just drafted in a low 6th round by Washington.
Thought to be a sure success, Brennan has not played in any single NFL game (not including preseason) and has reportedly struggled in practice.
He would be placed much higher if it seemed as if the front office cared; but it doesn't.
If Campbell leaves, draft-picks are spent on other positions, and free agency isn't an option, then Brennan's name will be mentioned more than once.
But those are all big ifs.
The Redskins catch a break, because the '07 clear Heisman award winner has dropped on numerous scouting charts via his injury earlier this year.
Projected number one throughout his Heisman campaign year, Bradford's injury moved him below several other prospects.
If the Redskins do decide on a QB first round, the race would be between him and several others to take the job.
Downside: Coming off an injury, and would need time to adapt to a traditional west-coast offense.
Bradford enjoys throwing far, which can be viewed as an up or down for the 'Skins. This hurts the west-coast style, yet Devin Thomas and Malcom Kelly are known as speedy receivers, who enjoy running the streaks.
Bradford gets the number four spot on this list.
A boring pick, I know, nonetheless, a likely one.
Overlooked in the entire season because of the lack of success in general in the squad, Campbell has played the end of the season on a somewhat high note. He's thrown few picks, big completion numbers, and has evidently matured.
Campbell is still young, and his price isn't screamingly high (Note: Campbell is a free-agent heading into the new season)
Campbell, obviously, has grown accustomed to the west-coast offense, and has handled the juggling of coaches in his presence remotely well.
If Redskins try to stay conservative, don't be surprised if he comes brooding the Washington way next season.
Orton is a free-agent entering the '10-'11 season, and is a good, nay perfect, addition for a west-coast offense team.
Orton is almost finished with a great, and his best, year, even without the best corpse at the O-Line. Though he'll probably take the option to stay with Denver, if the Redskins provide a large offer, it's always a viable possibility. Orton doesn't throw a lot of picks, and is indeed a possession offense type player, which is of huge benefit towards their lugging defense.
Orton would have no problem communicating with Redskins star players (Portis, Moss) made evident by the fact that he superbly with an egomaniac player in Marshall.
And at number one...
(Note: Originally I would hold Jake Locker at the number one option, but, because of the privilege to stay in college, and his decision to do so, Jimmy Clausen (who has announced that he will skip his senior year) will take his place.
Jimmy Clausen, making the All-American second team, held stats of 3,722 yards passing, a 68.8% completion percentage, and 161.42 passer rating throwing only four interception in college.
Jimmy is not the biggest fan of throwing it deep, thus fitting almost perfectly into the called "West-Coast Offense", that the Redskins obtain. If the Redskins decide on picking a Quarterback first, Clausen is suspected to go top-ten, leaving him as a viable possibility.