The Washington Football Team will not be drafting a quarterback on Day 1 of the upcoming NFL draft.
A Round 1 quarterback was always an unlikely scenario, and San Francisco’s recent trade up to No. 3 makes it certain. Five quarterbacks will be drafted in the first round, and there is a chance – I’d put it at 40/60 right now – that they could be the first five players off the board. It is a virtual lock that all five will be gone by the tenth pick.
That’s the way it is in the NFL today. Teams panic when they don’t have that “franchise” quarterback. They make rash decisions. I’m not trying to tell you that it wouldn’t be great to have a Mahomes or a Herbert locked up for the next five years. I’m just banging the same old drum – do not mortgage your franchise to get that “franchise.” It’s far too risky a proposition.
I’ve done statistical analysis of this situation but today, I’m trying a more anecdotal approach. Here are seven lists for any Washington Football Team fans who are distraught over the fact that Martin Mayhew will not be getting an elite quarterback prospect in 2021.