Washington, DC (WWBT)- The Washington Redskins have struggled at the quarterback position for recent years, but now they'll have the opportunity to secure a signal caller of the future.
Washington has traded for the number two overall pick in next month's NFL Draft, according to several published reports. The Redskins sent three first round picks and a second round pick to the Rams for the selection. St. Louis will get Washington's first round pick in each of the next three years, along with this year's second round pick.
This will allow the Redskins to select whichever quarterback the Colts do not take with the number one pick, and many believe that Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor will be the QB headed to the nation's capital. If Indianapolis happens to select Griffin, then Andrew Luck would be the next man on the board.
The trade cannot become official until Tuesday at 4:00 pm when the new league year starts, but it has been agreed to in principle and is expected to become official at that time.
The Redskins are in extreme need of a signal caller and a leader. The last two years have seen Rex Grossman, John Beck and Donovan McNabb take turns at the starting job, with the three accumulating an 11-21 record.