Robert Griffin III Redskins Trade Roundup + RG3 Redskins Porn

Ah yes, the morning after. It’s dizzying, isn’t it? Like so many of you I’m reading and watching and listening to as much about Robert Griffin III to the Redskins stuff as humanly possible. So here’s a lot of it, as a service to you, dear reader/Redskins fan/Offseason Champion.

Never before has so much been given for one draft pick (via Peter King):

It’s believed that no team has ever traded three first-round picks for a draft choice in NFL history. The Redskins did all of that, plus added a second-rounder to the deal.

NY’s Eli deal is probably the closest analog to the RG3 deal (via WaPo):

It was believed that the Rams would command a price similar to the one exacted by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, when they received two first-round picks, a third-round selection and a fifth-rounder from the New York Giants for Eli Manning, Peyton Manning’s younger brother.

But not all draft picks are created equal, says Chris Chase:

It’s not like the Redskins first-round picks of the past 10 years are rewriting record books. The team doesn’t tend to draft well. They aren’t the Baltimore Ravens, in other words. Trading picks in ’13 and ’14 shouldn’t be viewed as giving away good, young players, it should be viewed as the Redskins giving away picks they were going to waste anyway. If RG3 comes in and is doing a Cam Newton impersonation, nobody in D.C. will care about those picks by Week 7.

Cleveland was also in the hunt, according to Adam Schefter:

The Browns tried to make a last-minute push to acquire the Rams’ No. 2 overall pick for themselves. But the Browns weren’t able to get it done

I agree with Mike Wise, here:

If [RG3] is the alternative to acquiring Peyton Manning, I’m for it. They needed to get younger at that position and get away from buying some other town’s star.

Real Redskins on the free-agency impact:

The Redskins needed to get this deal done before free agency to give them some certainty at the quarterback position. Although there continue to be reports that the Redskins will continue to attempt to sign Peyton Manning, it appears that that is a longshot. They needed to know whether or not they had to try to piece together a solution to the quarterback position in free agency, which starts on Tuesday.

And more on the free-agency approach, from Dan Graziano:

It tells me they plan to be big players in free agency. With a projected $40 million or so in cap room, they can afford to throw money at a stud wide receiver like Vincent Jackson, add depth to their offensive line, re-sign running back Tim Hightower if he’s healthy, give London Fletcher the contract he wants to remain the captain of their defense and upgrade where they need to upgrade in the secondary.

No one is more invested in this deal than Shanahan, says Les Carpenter:

If the experiment works out and Griffin leads the Redskins to a Super Bowl, Shanahan can be the man who won with different quarterbacks in different generations. But if Griffin turns into a bust, Shanahan will live forever as the man who needed Elway to complete him as a coach. There’s no haziness to the legacy.

(RG3 in D.C. t-shirt via Son of Washington. Roger Goodell draft illustration via TheHogs.net. RG3 Hope poster via the RGIII Tumblr.)

9 thoughts on “Robert Griffin III Redskins Trade Roundup + RG3 Redskins Porn”

  1. It feels like Christmas. This blows Strausmas away. DC is a Redskins town first and forever. This town needed this kid. All fans hard and fair weather will love and support this kid.

    Welcome RGIII. You are the man this town needs.

  2. Cool “hope” poster. Make one with Peyton Manning (or Rex Grossman) that has the caption “NOPE.”

    Re: comment number 3, LOL because my alma mater, William and Mary, has recently adopted the Griffin as its mascot, possibly signalling it intends to shift the team nickname from the Tribe to the Griffins.

  3. I just don’t understand how you can watch plays like the one against oklahoma and compare him to other athletic qbs that come into the league looking to run. He buys time and looks to pass first, gets drilled and makes a perfect cross field throw.

  4. The two plays from the youtube highlights above that speak volumes:

    1. 4:33 – catching a pass over the middle.

    2. 8:47 – throwing blocks for his rb 30 yrds downfield.

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