After having a successful free agency period, the Washington Football Team should look to add their quarterback of the future in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The 2020 season for the Washington Football Team was a roller-coaster ride for the ages. A season that started out rocky as can be, finished on a shocking high note.
With a 7-9 record, and an NFC East division crown, the Washington Football Team took the eventual Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the wire in their lone playoff game during Wildcard Weekend.
Looking to build off of a season that, all things considered, turned out to be very good, Washington added journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on day one of free agency.
The following day, they signed cornerback William Jackson III to tie up their backend. It was a move that was unexpected, yet much needed after the departure of Ronald Darby.
Finally, on the third day of free agency, they signed dynamic wideout Curtis Samuel to a three-year contract. Adding a much-needed versatile, home-run threat that can attack at all three levels of the passing game.
Busy and big spenders in free agency, the Washington Football Team took care of three crucial needs this offseason. But the team still can use some talent in their linebacker room, and despite signing “Fitzmagic”, Washington still needs to find their quarterback of the future.
They aren’t desperate, but should leap at the chance to select their franchise QB of the future should he become available. Ohio State’s Justin Fields seems to fit the bill for what Washington needs under center.
A quick decision-maker who’s extremely athletic and accurate, Fields would be a home-run selection should Washington trade up in the draft. The move might cost a lot in terms of draft capital, but it would certainly be a move that can pay off in a big way down the line. This mock draft examines what a draft scenario might look like with Fields as the first pick.