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Jeff Fisher knows there’s no RG3 deal to be had this year

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Two years ago, when St. Louis owned the second overall pick in the draft, it was able to convince Washington to give up that year’s No. 6 overall pick, that year’s No. 39 overall pick, and Washington’s 2013 and 2014 first-round picks. That 2014 first-round pick turned out to give the Rams the No. 2 overall pick again this year, and St. Louis would love to get another package of picks in another trade.

But it’s not going to happen. Rams coach Jeff Fisher acknowledged that if the Rams do trade down, no team is going to give up anything close to what the Rams got in that 2014 trade because there’s no prospect as alluring as Robert Griffin III.

I think it’s highly unlikely that even if we did trade out that would we get the value that we did the first time around,” Fisher told ESPN.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the Rams won’t trade down, though. Fisher said they’re open to that, although no such discussions have taken place.

“This draft is unique in that I think you’re going to get players in the middle part of the third round that potentially could start, and start very early for you,” Fisher said. “It really depends on the positions, but there will be a lot of teams excited about who they have acquired in the first couple rounds because it’s such a deep draft.”

The Rams are in a good position in a deep draft: In addition to Washington’s first-round pick, St. Louis has its own pick in every round, the Indianapolis’s seventh-round pick and three supplemental picks. But if they want to get even more picks than that by trading down from No. 2, they’ll need to settle for less than they got two years ago.

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46 Responses to “Jeff Fisher knows there’s no RG3 deal to be had this year”
  1. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 29, 2014 3:10 PM

    Call Dallas Fish, Jones is stupid enough to trade his entire draft for Johnny Football

  2. billclintonspetkraken says: Mar 29, 2014 3:11 PM

    Get Sammy some weapons. I’m no Rams fan, but I’m guessing that their fan base might be getting a bit impatient with Bradford. It’ll b his 5th year, let’s see what he can do with a Watkins type of WR.

  3. erikthredd says: Mar 29, 2014 3:13 PM

    If STL trades back again and gets anything close to what they got for RG3 they should be golden for years to come.Unless they remember that they’re still the Rams and screw it all up like usual after stockpiling so many high picks.

  4. kwjsb says: Mar 29, 2014 3:14 PM

    In hindsight was IR3 worth it ?

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 29, 2014 3:16 PM

    But every year it seems like there are close to 32 teams that feel excited about what they got out of the draft.

  6. grimreaper12 says: Mar 29, 2014 3:17 PM

    The RG3 deal was robbery. Great business for the RAMS!

  7. thelegendofkikoalonso says: Mar 29, 2014 3:18 PM

    Wow, the redskins got fleeced on that deal.. That’s crazy they gave up 2 first rounds(2nd overall this year, maybe 1st next year) and a second to move up 4 spots?!?! For RGknee? That’s just the worst trade I’ve ever heard of

  8. boltnut says: Mar 29, 2014 3:18 PM

    That deal in 2012 should never have been done in the first place. 3 1st rounders and a 2nd to move up 4 spots? No one will be as stupid as Shannahan was to make that move again.

  9. revren10 says: Mar 29, 2014 3:25 PM

    RG3 is a bust, Washington should pray to find a quarter back like Brady

  10. kd75 says: Mar 29, 2014 3:28 PM

    More like teams realize that RG3 is a bust and giving up 3 1st round picks for a prospect is just dumb.

  11. spartyownsyou says: Mar 29, 2014 3:28 PM

    The Redskins really got fleeced on that trade. RG3-13 is a bust. He’s already had the best season he’s ever going to have in the NFL.

  12. nfl4days says: Mar 29, 2014 3:28 PM

    Rg3 is going into his 3rd year. You people are so quick to end a guys career it’s ridiculous. We can look back on the trade when RG3 is retired or no longer in Washington.

  13. jacobslatter says: Mar 29, 2014 3:33 PM

    A possible scenario is the Atlanta Falcons trading up from #6 to #2 while the Falcons also give up their second and fourth this year plus a conditional pick next year. The conditional pick depends on the drafted player’s games played/started and how many sacks the beastly freakish nightmare of all QBs everywhere gets in his rookie season. Beastly warlock from Sacktopia, all hail to Clowneyseus. (ethereal chanting)

  14. lostsok says: Mar 29, 2014 3:33 PM

    The two logical trade targets are Oakland and Atlanta. Clowney would be a huge addition to both teams. The Raiders have been aggressive enough in free agency they could afford the pick(s) needed to move up four slots…but I suspect the Falcons want him more.

    It’s shaping up to be an unpredictable first round. Again.

  15. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 29, 2014 3:33 PM

    Due to the fact that the dopes running the draft for the Redskins in 2012 have all been fired.

  16. uglydingo says: Mar 29, 2014 3:37 PM

    There are at least 6 teams that need a quality QB to lead them. Johnny Football got a lot of them drooling and Bortles is also good. A desperate GM will try to find a way to make a deal.
    Jeff Fisher may get lucky again, and the beauty of this Draft is it’s depth in certain positions. Rams are well placed to pick up talent.

  17. agc99 says: Mar 29, 2014 3:41 PM

    The Rams should do another trade with Redskins since Bob ain’t that good.

  18. rajbais says: Mar 29, 2014 3:42 PM

    It’s not as if you’d improve anyways.

    After all you’ve had 6 winning seasons out of 19 for a reason.

  19. 25cuts says: Mar 29, 2014 3:42 PM

    Yup. Redskins got fleeced. They’ll tell you they didn’t but yea, they did. 2 acls later he’ll never be the same. Plus look at that roster, hahaha. Garbage!

  20. f1restarter says: Mar 29, 2014 3:47 PM

    Why would anyone want to trade for RG3? He’s not even the best QB on his own team.

  21. gnorules says: Mar 29, 2014 3:47 PM

    Honestly who would you rather have on your team, an injury prone RG3 or Jadavion Clowney who has a questionable work ethic but unlimited potential? Tough call.

  22. stevincinci says: Mar 29, 2014 3:56 PM

    RG3 trade was a good one for the Rams, but they still haven’t made the playoffs in Fisher’s tenure. Overrated coach.

  23. haileysbadoldad says: Mar 29, 2014 3:58 PM

    The skins got their franchise qb and a divsion title since the trade, what have the rams gotten? They should have stayed put and drafted Griffin themselves.

  24. thelegendofkikoalonso says: Mar 29, 2014 3:59 PM

    I take it back, the redskins are set for years.. They have a franchise stud qb for the next 15 years.. Cost them 3 number ones and a high 2nd but it was a good move…:.

  25. coltsreign says: Mar 29, 2014 4:03 PM

    Never draft a scrambler.
    Doug williams was a pocket guy.
    He won a super bowl. How about RG3 ??. A division title and 2012 OROTY over russel wilson amd amdrew luck ???
    Russel Wilson: 23-9
    Andrew luck: 22-10
    RG3: 13-19

  26. raiderrob21 says: Mar 29, 2014 4:03 PM

    That stupid trade by the skins is why the Rams will be good for many years to come. Bring the Rams back to LA where they belong

  27. steeltuff says: Mar 29, 2014 4:05 PM

    Call Dan Snyder, Fish. He still wants to prove that he’s a better GM than Jerruh is.

  28. rarelyclever says: Mar 29, 2014 4:06 PM

    I’m not so sure. Clowney and the top QB’s are probably all better prospects than RG3 was, so I don’t know why a team wouldn’t be interested in a move up. Unless they realize how crippling that trade was for the Redskins.

  29. foofooface says: Mar 29, 2014 4:11 PM

    The only team with enough ammo to make a deal like that is San Fran, but it would be stupid to help a division rival get a top 5 talent regardless of how good of a deal it may seem

  30. nflsecurity862 says: Mar 29, 2014 4:23 PM

    That has to be the worst trade in the history of the NFL. Way too much for a running QB.

  31. kicksave1980 says: Mar 29, 2014 4:37 PM

    As a Rams fan, I hope they keep the pick. They’ve been stockpiling for years, and it’s time to start making a splash. Quality can sometimes be found in quantity, but I think it’s time to start going after those higher profile players that you can get with a top-5 pick. It’s all a crapshoot, but a huge return for trading a pick can be overrated when you’re just hoping for one or two of those guys to be solid roster players.

  32. iceburgskin202 says: Mar 29, 2014 4:42 PM

    I’ll take a division title in the first two years RG3 injury while unfortunate was expected given the way he plays. But if hold out in saying he’s a bust going into his third year check the numbers he’s ahead of the curve by a lot. Meanwhile the rams have done??? I have to wait years to reflect on the deal and see who won. I remember the Chargers got the better of the Giants oh wait they didn’t. It takes time to tell !!! HTTR

  33. 80sbroncofan says: Mar 29, 2014 4:50 PM

    Was rgme worth it? I dont think so.

  34. skinsrock says: Mar 29, 2014 4:52 PM

    How can you judge a guy based on a season in which he was hurt? You do know RG3 had one of these little procedures done in the past & the next season he won the Heisman trophy… It wasn’t until 1/7/2014 that he even reached 1 year on that repaired ACL … He wanted to show his teammates that he was a warrior & didn’t want anyone playing his position. He will be WAY better this season… You just don’t play the way he did in year 1 & think that he doesn’t have the ability to get better.

  35. forty9asty says: Mar 29, 2014 4:53 PM

    There are plenty of teams who would love that number 2 spot…getting even close to what they got for that RG3 pick? Not likely…

  36. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 29, 2014 4:55 PM

    Niether Rams nor the Redskins will make the playoffs this year. Rams got a good deal, but what have they done with those picks? Fisher is an 8-8 coach at best.

  37. armorgan67 says: Mar 29, 2014 5:21 PM

    Some of you have real short term memory. The worst trade ever? Really? Go back and look what the Vikings gave Dallas for Herschel Walker. If anyone thinks my Redskins got fleeced, let me briefly tell you what the Vikings gave up. They gave Dallas their 1st round picks in 1990, 1991 & 1993. Their 2nd round picks in 1990, 1991 & 1992. Their 3rd round pick in 1992. Their 6th round pick in 1990 along with 3 players. Dallas gave up Walker, their 3rd round picks in 1990 & 1991. Their 10th round pick in 1990 and a 5th round pick from San Diego in 1990. That ladies and gentlemen is a fleece.

  38. kuhawks2010 says: Mar 29, 2014 5:33 PM

    armorgan67 says:Mar 29, 2014 5:21 PM

    Some of you have real short term memory. The worst trade ever? Really? Go back and look what the Vikings gave Dallas for Herschel Walker. If anyone thinks my Redskins got fleeced, let me briefly tell you what the Vikings gave up. They gave Dallas their 1st round picks in 1990, 1991 & 1993. Their 2nd round picks in 1990, 1991 & 1992. Their 3rd round pick in 1992. Their 6th round pick in 1990 along with 3 players. Dallas gave up Walker, their 3rd round picks in 1990 & 1991. Their 10th round pick in 1990 and a 5th round pick from San Diego in 1990. That ladies and gentlemen is a fleece.
    Yes I remember that trade. That was a big fleece. Herschel Walker, my favorite college football player ever. He was amazing in college, but that was about it.

  39. justintuckrule says: Mar 29, 2014 5:42 PM

    I’m enjoy bashing the skins as the next guy but you all are fools if you think the story has been written about that trade. I should know. Everyone said sd fleeced the giants after Eli’s first year. 7 years and 2 rings later you won’t find a giant fan alive who wouldn’t redo that trade again. Wise up shortsighted people.

  40. 700levelvet says: Mar 29, 2014 5:58 PM

    How is this guy still a head coach ?

  41. greeksensation says: Mar 29, 2014 6:53 PM

    foofooface says:
    Mar 29, 2014 4:11 PM
    The only team with enough ammo to make a deal like that is San Fran, but it would be stupid to help a division rival get a top 5 talent regardless of how good of a deal it may seem

    No, they don’t! Jimmy Johnson’s trade value chart may not be the end all in regard to draft trades that it once was; especially with the new CBS rookie scale, but you can guarantee that it is a starting point and most GM’s would like to settle somewhere around that point value.

    San Francisco’s picks in the first 3 rounds (The only ones of true value when you’re talking about making that kind of a jump) are 30 (620), 56 (340), 61 (292), 77 (205), 94 (124), and 100 (100). That puts them at 1681. That’s nowhere in the ball park of 2600. They would likely need to add a 1 and a 2 from next years draft which carry 2 and 3 value this year.

    Considering the depth in this year’s draft the Niners wouldn’t even consider something like that anyway, the point here is that making a jump from the bottom of the first round would cripple a team for multiple drafts! Even for a team such as the niners who are loaded!

  42. imswayze says: Mar 29, 2014 7:03 PM

    Geez, no one even mentions that the Rams are in the same division as the two best teams in the NFL. There are multiple divisions out there that the Rams could have probably won the last two years.

  43. dlr4skins says: Mar 29, 2014 7:12 PM

    We’ll see where all you ex-players, GMs, draft gurus, NFL coaches, political correctness police, and orthopedic surgeons are a year from now. Where were you all the first season for RG3?

    I for one would safely bet that many teams would love to trade QBs with the Skins.

    The team is so overmatched with all of you “experts” around. I’m sure you’re the ones who tipped the Pats off on Brady. I just can’t figure out how you have so much time to post?

  44. middy8484 says: Mar 29, 2014 8:26 PM

    Basically the Skins WERE fleeced no matter what anyone says.

  45. dctillidie says: Mar 29, 2014 8:51 PM

    The jury is still out on the trade. You can’t call Griffin a bust after 2 seasons.

  46. ariani1985 says: Mar 29, 2014 11:00 PM

    But, but we love turdg3!

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