This off-season, the Redskins look to be one of the most active teams in sight. With plenty of needs, along with plenty of cap space, Washington should be able to snatch and grab several players in the coming months. Although all of their needs most likely won’t be filled, here is my wish list to the Gods of football:
Sign Peyton Manning: Last year, many though that Manning would never be seen outside a Colts uniform. But since their disastrous season, and earning of the number one pick in this year’s draft, the Colts seem to be on the path of grabbing standout quarterback Andrew Luck. If they do, there is no way he and Manning play on the same team, so that will put the living legend on the market for the first time in his career. This would be a great pick-up for the Redskins, who seem to be going into “win-now” mode.
Draft a QB for the future: Obviously, Peyton Manning won’t be around for long, so why not pick out a signal-caller for the future. Someone like Ryan Tannehill, maybe even Kellen Moore (Hey, if Tebow can do it, so can he). This would be a great move by letting a rookie with potential learn from one of the all-time greats
Draft O-lineman 1st, Secondary 2nd: Both of these are huge needs, but picking up a guard or tackle on the free-agent market will be harder than picking up a defensive back. If we indeed sign a QB, our #6 pick should be on Matt Kalil or Riley Reiff. Both are mind both are big guys who have big talents. The Redskins O-line has been a sad story the past couple of years, and one of these beasts could easily change that. If for some reason the ‘Skins go defense first, the pick should be spent on either Morris Claiborne of Dre Kirkpatrick.
Pick up a Wide-receiver: This year’s free-agent list will be a full one, thanks in part to all of the wide receivers. Here are just a few of the big names, and the chances of Washington would have on signing any of them on a 1-10 scale
1) Dwayne Bowe.. 6
2) Marques Colston.. 4
3) Mike Wallace.. 2
4) Wes Welker.. 0
5) Brandon Lloyd.. 7
6) Steve Johnson.. 3
7) Eddie Royal.. 5
8) Roy Williams.. 3
9) Vincent Jackson.. 7
10) Desean Jackson.. NO WAY
I think that list makes it pretty clear how wide open the market will be this year, it’s just a matter of how hard the Redskins will attack it. On behalf of all the fans, I sure hope they jump in and hit it hard, if not, we won’t be experiencing anything new.