With McNabb in Washington, the quarterback need is now fulfilled.
But the real question is who acquires Sam Bradford if the Rams pass on him?
The Rams have shown a lot of interest in the highly touted quarterback, but also has expressed a lot of interest in defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Ndamukong Suh.
So let’s say the Rams pass on Bradford at No. 1—how far does he fall?
Detroit just drafted Matthew Stafford last year with their No. 1 overall pick, the Buccaneers have a young and rising star in Josh Freeman, and because McNabb is now in a Redskins jersey, Mike Shanahan can go elsewhere with the fourth pick.
So if the Rams pass on Bradford he could be losing millions by falling down the draft board. Something like Brady Quinn, when everyone debated the highly touted quarterback was going to go in the Top 10. He ended up going No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns.
Although I assume Bradford will make it off the board before then. The team that I suppose will take Bradford off the board if the Rams pass on him is the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle has a veteran quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck but he is now entering his 13th season in the NFL at the age of 34.
Hasselbeck has shown his aging with his weak accuracy down the stretch, and not being able to get the ball off in time which commonly results in a sack. I am sure the Seahawks still have the faith in the 13 year veteran but Hasselbeck is getting older and the quarterback need is starting to become more evident.
The Seattle Seahawks have been keeping a close eye on Bradford. Before, the thought of Bradford falling to sixth was just a fantasy that the coaches wanted but the dream can turn into a reality.
Every team before the Seahawks has a quarterback and doesn’t need to draft one high in the first round.
If I am a Seahawks fan I like the chances of getting Bradford.
But let’s not get too happy yet. The Seahawks do have other needs, and Bradford does have standards. I am sure a player of his caliber would not like to sit behind a player as a learning experience. Bradford seems like a player that would love to be on the field willing his team to victory.
Bradford liked the Redskins but the position is now filled, and I think the Seahawks should be the front runner to take Bradford off the board.