Depending where you look, the same story gets laid out about the 2015 Redskins team: Expect little to no improvement. Picked to finish last in the NFC East by both Las Vegas wise guys and national NFL media, the odds would point to another high draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Does that mean Washington gets back into the quarterback pool?
By now the story of Robert Griffin III is well told; the 'Skins mortgaged their future to trade up for Griffin in 2012. For one season, the bold move looked brilliant, but after that, two years of injuries, inaccuracies and drama, the strategy now seems a waste. Certainly, that notion can be dispelled this fall if RG3 bounces back and plays like he did as a rookie.
If he doesn't, however, next year's draft becomes very interesting.
There was much speculation that GM Scot McCloughan might add a QB via the draft this year, albeit a later round pick. That didn't happen, though the Redskins did sign Washington State's Connor Halliday as a free agent before he abruptly quit without suiting up in Washington.
Barring a very unforeseen move, the Redskins will enter the 2015 campaign with the same three QBs that played in 2014: Griffin, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy. It seems highly unlikely that all three will be with the team next season. Does that mean a new QB comes to D.C.?
Mock drafts are a tricky business even in the days leading up to the first round, let alone nearly a year away. Yet it remains interesting that most 2016 mock drafts of note have the Redskins taking a quarterback with a Top 10 pick. Most connect Washington to Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg, others link the Redskins to Cal passer Jared Goff.
The prevailing theory runs that if Washinton is again drafting in the Top 10, Griffin will probably be on his way out. If that happens, QB again becomes a need.
Let us know what you think of Hackenberg, Goff and if the 'Skins will be looking quarterback in the next draft.