A dreadful season has luckily ended for the Redskins. Yet, in a way, it has just begun. The players take a break, but the management is still tied in the fourth quarter hoping for a win.
Evidently, many things have to be changed. The offensive line completed a disastrous season, Portis and receivers failed to reach any sort of expectation, and the QB was not ready.
But keep in context that he was in the middle of a team in turmoil, a coach with questionable decisions, and one of the toughest forms of playbooks in a West Coast offense.
Shanahan has tendered Campbell, and has all but claimed that Jason will take the starting role. Yet, they hold some sexy picks in a sexy draft; some great o-lineman, and many successful collegiate quarterbacks. (Jimmy Clausen, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow)
Most likely Clausen and Bradford will get picked early in the first round, while Tebow could go in the late first round or early second round.
Washington holds the fourth pick of the draft, which many teams would beg for.
Washington has no real power house player they are looking for in this draft, just some more corner stones for the offense. A fourth pick wouldn't hold much difference for them than a lower first round option.
Taking this into consideration, they should still look for the gold in a decent offensive lineman and a good up and coming Quarterback.
Lets first assume they keep the fourth pick, not trading it.
This leaves them with an extremely talented offensive lineman in Russell Okung, possibly the brick wall in the line needed. No team has shown immediate consideration of Tebow, leaving him a completely viable option with their fourth pick in the second round.
That leaves them with a perfect match up: someone for the O-line, and a QB for the future.
Now we assume other first round teams claim attention into Tebow, and Redskins still want him. They trade down their fourth pick for a pick between 15-25, and that teams second round pick. Ultimately, we take Tebow in that first round, and a decent lineman in the second round.
Why though? Why Tebow?
Though obviously he worked at the college level, past history shows he'll fall at this level; and many teams say a fullback would be more of a guaranteed position for him.
But he'll work—for the Redskins at least.
This is what the 'Skins do when they take Tebow: we start Jason Campbell for one year, training Tebow intensively that whole season, teaching him with world class trainers how to throw in pocket without his questionable release.
During this future season, we use Tebow repeatedly in a wild cat that would show immense promise and progress Tebow's NFL debut.
The following season, we determine who we want starting. If Campbell has made the rise expected in him, no punishment and we start him. If Campbell continues to struggle under pressure, though, you look at our bench and you find one of the best college quarterbacks of all time, who has just spent a whole season working with the team, and improving his NFL game.
Furthermore, in future references, if we decide on keeping just one, both should make fantastic trading bait to improving teams in need of a decent starter, or a really good reserve.
Tebow had become so overrated his final season, and when people started realizing this, he quietly became the most underrated quarterback of this draft.
And the Redskins should realize this; and if that happens, two quarterbacks capable of leading a team will be on the roster.
Maybe even a playoff seed will join them.