RG3 trade good for Washington
Redskins gave up a lot to land RG3, but they got their franchise quarterback
Yes, the Washington Redskins traded a king's ransom of draft picks to pick up the rights to draft Robert Griffin III. But I very much believe that you can't overspend to land a franchise quarterback -- and RG3 is very much a franchise quarterback. Even better, he is the perfect specimen for a Mike Shanahan offense. Shanahan wants mobile quarterbacks who also possess a big arm to test a defense deep downfield. He uses a lot of designed quarterback movement and play action. Shanahan isn't easy on his quarterbacks. He wants a bright guy who is very receptive to coaching and Griffin fits that mold perfectly, which is why this is a great move for Washington.
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