After a less-than-successful season last year filled with turnovers and botched offensive plays, big changes are coming to the Redskins. New coach Mike Shanahan has changed the staff and he is certainly going to change the lineup as well. Fans everywhere are wondering one thing: Will he change his starting quarterback too?
Last year's starter, Jason Campbell, was tendered last week, and the word on the street is that Shanahan hasn't committed to him as a starter. Many fans let out a sigh of relief at this news because Campbell wasn't anyone's dream quarterback last season. He's tentative and seems constantly worried that he's going to make mistakes, which leads to fewer touchdowns and more turnovers. Sure, maybe he needs a better offensive line and a stronger coaching staff...but the Redskins shouldn't be taking another chance on him.
So the rumor is that the Redskins are considering picking up a quarterback in the draft. The only remaining question is: Which one?
The team is one of the five in the NFL that has scheduled a meeting with Tim Tebow, which many fans aren't that happy about. The consensus on Tebow recently has been that he's not ready for NFL play and that his throwing style needs a complete overhaul before he'll be a starting QB.
But what about Jimmy Clausen? Clausen opted to enter the draft a year before graduation and is rumored to be one of the Redskin's top interests. While Clausen's got a decent arm, many point out his intelligence and maturity issues as a huge weakness. The last thing that the Redskins need is more drama from immature players.
Everyone's dream pick seems to be Sam Bradford. Not only is he praised for being an intelligent player, but he's beefed up since the NFL combine. Sadly for the Redskins, it's highly unlikely that they'll even get a chance at him because it's likely that the St. Louis Rams will try and build their franchise around him in the coming years.
As for me, I'm in the "anyone but Campbell" camp. Although Campbell will probably still start this year, I'd love to see the Redskins pick up a quarterback in the draft and groom him for the future: This team needs it.