By now, we have all heard of the trade the Skins made to acquire presumably RG3. The price was steep as we traded first round picks this year plus the second rounder this year and our first rounders in each of the next two years.
It's more than I had wanted/hoped to spend. However, it was clear that was going to be the price. Miami reported this much a few weeks ago. Cleveland apparently had jacked up the price recently and apparently there were some other teams in the running as well. Washington felt the need to get this done now so that they could get their QB of the future but also done prior to FA to start making their plans for FA. It was part of their plan developed back a couple of months ago.
It's a big gamble. On the one hand, we may have found someone special that will be the cornerstone of our offense for years to come. On the other hand, it could be a bust that sets our team back years. What I like about RG3 is his obvious physical abilities (speed, arm strength, accuracy) but I love that he appears to have discipline, smarts, and hard work. Additionally, by all accounts, he is a natural leader and he has that swagger that all the great QBs have. Time will tell if the pick is worth it. If he is half of what he is pumped up to be, it will be well worth the trade.
People thought that the Giants gave up too much for Eli. However, looking at the trade now and seeing how the Giants found their franchise QB and he has delivered two Super Bowl victories plus developed into one of the better QBs in the league, I think most people would agree that the Giants made the right decision.
We'll see if the Skins are to be as fortunate.