After a 5th straight loss, the season of the Washington Redskins seems to be coming to an end. Sure, there is always a chance that the ‘Skins will go on an ball-busting 7 game win streak to end the season, win the division, then make it to the ‘Super bowl’. Wait a minute, were talking about Redskins right now. If Rex Grossman remains the starter, only one positive will come from it: raising his completion percentage to opponents. So, besides finishing the season, the next matter of business in Washington is the 2012 draft, and how they will take advantage of a possible top 5 pick.
Sitting at 3-6, the Redskins may have the chance to earn a lottery ticket in the race for Andrew luck. The competition: Peyton Manning-less Colts. With the possibility of a Manning trade, the Colts have their sights set on Luck, and with a record of 0-10 they seem to be on a crash course to land him. If the Redskins continue to lose, then they too may join what will turn out to be a tight race.
Andrew Luck is being looked at as the next Peyton Manning and the best #1 draft pick hopeful this past decade. He has all the tools you need to be an elite NFL quarterback. His build is complimented with his amazing arm and great mobility. Luck has been more than impressive in college with 8,608 career yards, throwing 74 touchdowns and a passer rating that has seen highs of 169.2, a remarkable feat. But, just how well would the Stanford Heisman candidate fit in with the Redskins?
Perfect, assuming all receivers are back and healthy, Andrew Luck would have a fantastic core to throw to. Some options would be Santana Moss and Jabar Gaffeny for the short, chain-moving passes, along with Fred Davis and Anthony Armstrong for his long-balls. Also, the oh so short season of rookie Leonard Hankerson showed some promise and next season he could also be a deep threat. With some time and practice to the back-field, Luck will have 3 good running backs to hand-off to. Once the offense can get going, we might see a change in the defense’s momentum. You’d be surprised at the change it could make with an all-around team effort.
As much as it hurts to say, the Redskins may be better off losing the final seven games of this bitter season, with the exception of the Cowboys. It may bring a tear to your eye, but in the ‘Skins case, the future is way more important. A franchise QB is what Washington needs, and what they’ve been longing for, and Andrew Luck may be the answer. That leads to my final question: Can the Redskins get lucky?