Sunday marked the best victory for a Redskins team in some time, at least since last fall when Colt McCoy guided Washington to a win in Dallas on Monday Night Football. But even that win came halfway through a lost season, where the Rams game comes early in a season that despite little hype may actually have promise.
It's only been two games, and it's important to keep that in mind, but Washington appears to have a strong defense and solid run game, two key components to winning football. In two games, the Redskins' defense has only given up 20 points, impressive certainly. Perhaps as important, the Redskins have been devoid of drama as Kirk Cousins has steadied the ship at quarterback. While the stat sheet doesn't jump, Cousins has successfully put the 'Skins in position for two wins, even though the team only went 1-1.
With a wide open NFC East, a team with an emerging identity of physicality, and a steady if not super QB, is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?
The Internet fuels rumors, and the suggestion of trading RG3 has grown via social media. Mike Foss of FTW/USA Today wrote at length that the Cowboys should trade for Griffin. Heresy, some might say, but Dallas will be without Tony Romo for some time after the star QB sustained a broken collarbone. From Foss: "If there was ever a time to take a flyer on the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year, it would be right at this very moment."
With Romo hurt, the Cowboys turn to Brandon Weeden at quarterback. Griffin's resume is absolutely more impressive than Weeden's. The hypothetical Dallas trade is just silly conversation - it's incredibly hard to imagine Scot McCloughan trading RG3 within the NFC East - but in some ways it serves as an interesting conversation. With Cousins firmly in charge, and the team playing well, is it time to consider moving on from Griffin? And is an in-season trade even doable? The guess here is Griffin stays with the Redskins all season. But expect plenty more conversations about what happens next.
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