Everybody knows the deal by now. The Redskins likely won't have Alex Smith this season as he works to overcome a compound fracture in his right leg and significant complications during his recovery.
The injury was serious, and the infections after surgery were too. At this point, Smith's rehab is not about getting back on the football field, it's about getting his leg back in use first.
With that in mind, it makes plenty of sense for the Redskins to add another quarterback this year. Colt McCoy is under contract for 2019, but that's it right now.
Washington might bring back Josh Johnson, who started down the stretch for the Redskins with mixed results. Another veteran passer could land in D.C., if the price is right, and certainly the NFL Draft could deliver a new QB for Washington.
One way or another, Redskins VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams wants another quarterback.
It’s our job in the personnel department to find somebody who can play. Thank God we have Colt coming back from an injury. We just gotta find somebody to mix in there and we know we gotta have that guy, but we gotta build around whoever it is. I think that’s the most important thing.
Williams' comments came via SiriusXM NFL Radio, and while not a surprise, it will bring more interesting questions next week when the Redskins brass descends on Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine.
While the TV cameras focus on the draft prospects in Indy, every agent and NFL executive frequents the same restaurants and coffee shops, prompting the very visible but very unofficial beginning to free agency.
Whatever the Redskins plans are to add a quarterback, in free agency or the draft, much of the scheme might be figured out at the Combine.
Williams made it clear: The Redskins have to find somebody who can play.
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