WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins are moving up the draft board and may soon have a quarterback of the future in their locker room.

The team has reached an agreement with the St. Louis Rams to acquire the second overall pick in this year’s draft as first reported by FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer.

Under terms of the deal the Skins and Rams will swap first-round picks this year. In addition, the Redskins will send two future first-round picks and a second-round pick to St. Louis.

The trade cannot be processed until Tuesday under league rules.

It is widely believed the team will select Heisman Trophy winning Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with that pick. Griffin said he had an “awesome” interview with Redskins coaches at the scouting combine.

Addressing the quarterback situation was a top priority for the team this offseason. The Redskins were reportedly interested in acquiring Peyton Manning, but their interest was not reciprocated.

Unlike Manning, Griffin is a quarterback who could conceivably have success well into the future. Even a healthy Manning would be a short-term solution. The former Colts quarterback turns 36 this month.

106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen recently penned a piece outlining the top five reasons the Redskins should draft RG3.

What do you think of the trade? Leave a comment.

Comments (4)
  1. rich says:

    I think we are giving up way too much. 2 first round picks maybe even a conditional second rounder. but this guy is not proven. college doesnt always translate to pro success.

  2. Dan says:

    agreed, thats alot to give up but what choice did they have? The Shanahan’s have made such horrible decisions at the QB position so far that they really had no choice here. I”m not happy with the organization but sometime a leap of faith is better than the satus quo. At least we won’t have to watch Rex give the ball away another 26 times this season.

  3. Ed says:

    Being a Football Fan, my loyalties Lay with The Giants and the Jets. I think the Redskins are for the first time in so many years I cant remember, making a good move. Yes it is costing them but, Ive watched this kid and I think he will prove himself to be worthy of the cost. Hes intelligent, athletic, and highly coach-able. This kid wants to be a sucess, you can see he has the drive and the raw talent. If he is a bust it will be because of Shanahan and his son, they would have squandered a pure talent. If Shananhan or his knucklehead son were in the big apple they would have been ran out of town already. Seriously what has Magic Mike ever built or developed?? He inherited Elway and crew, couldnt get a long with Porter and various other talents.

  4. Steph says:

    I agree with what Dan stated above but c’mon.. I’ve had enough being a frustrated football fan year after year. How about the redskins organization let the fans vote to make every decision. I bet if they did that one season.. hell we’d might get to the playoffs… even reach the Superbowl ? I know I’m reaching but GOOD GOD. LOL

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