For those of you who think that new (eventually) Redskins coach Mike Shanahan will keep quarterback Jason Campbell, think again.
If Shanahan thought that Campbell was the “guy,” the Redskins wouldn’t have chased Jay Cutler in the offseason, and they wouldn’t have been sniffing around Mark Sanchez in the draft.
From the same sources that the rumblings of Shanahan-to-the-’Skins have been emanating for months comes word that the Redskins and Mike Shanahan will target Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with Washington’s first-round pick in the draft.
Based on the two games played since Bruce Allen surprisingly became the team’s General Manager, it looks like the Redskins are doing their best to get the highest possible selection in round one. If (when) the Redskins lose on Sunday to the Chargers, they’ll pick as high as No. 5 in April.
As others have pointed out earlier in the year, the Redskins are in position to get excellent information regarding Bradford’s shoulder — his doctor, James Andrews, also works for the Redskins.
And if anyone thinks that the Redskins should be scared off by a bad shoulder, we’ve got two words: Drew Brees.
So keep an eye on this one. The player of American Indian descent might get to play for a team with a nickname that many believe is offensive to his heritage.
That said, Shanahan might need to keep Campbell, who’ll be a restricted free agent, around for another season. Bradford likely won’t be ready to play right out of the gates, and Shanahan will need someone to take the snaps until Shanahan believes Bradford is ready to go.