Washington Football Team rumored to be interested in trading up for QB

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (via The Columbus Dispatch)
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (via The Columbus Dispatch) /

The Washington Football Team has enjoyed a solid offseason to date. They have done a good job of filling some of their holes by adding a receiver to pair with Terry McLaurin (Curtis Samuel) while replacing Ronald Darby with an upgrade (William Jackson III).

But one area that is still a work in progress is the quarterback spot. The team did sign Ryan Fitzpatrick to serve as a bridge option for the team, but at 38 years old, he certainly isn’t a long-term option for the team.

While Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen started last year and Steven Montez is still on the roster, Washington is still looking to upgrade their quarterback spot. Or at the very least, they want to find a potential quarterback of the future.

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Thus, it should be no surprise that the Washington Football Team is reportedly considering trading up for a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Could Washington Football Team trade up for a quarterback?

According to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, Washington “would be open to moving up”. While that may not include jumping up as high as the No. 4 overall selection, the team will be watching to see if any quarterback falls. Then, they may jump.

"What I was told by someone close to head coach Ron Rivera, Washington would be open to moving up. Now, I wasn’t told that they would move up to the fourth pick with Atlanta because it would take too much draft capital, but if a quarterback starts to fall…Washington would be willing to move up to get one of those quarterbacks and grab a signal-caller."

That’s definitely a sensible way to approach this year’s draft. It is a strong quarterback class, and all of the top five options at the position could end up being good starters at the next level. If Washington likes one of them enough, they could certainly move up to get him.

But avoiding a trade up to the No. 4 spot seemingly would make sense because of the hefty cost to get up there. And even though the quarterbacks in this class look strong, the passer on the board at No. 4 could be raw and need time to develop, especially if it’s Trey Lance.

However, if Lance or another quarterback were available at the back-end of the top 10 or even outside of the top 10, that would make trading up more palatable.

Since the demand always outweighs the supply at the quarterback position, Washington can’t be ruled out from making this type of move. With two weeks left until the draft, this situation surely bears watching.

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So, buckle up for an unpredictable first-round, Washington football fans. The Football Team could move up depending on how the board falls, but either way, they are poised to land an impact player of some sort.