More intrigue surrounding Washington’s quarterback hunt

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Washington may draft its quarterback of the future tonight. But it remains unclear which quarterback they’re targeting, and who’s making the calls in the team’s draft room.

We’ve been hearing for the last 24 hours that owner Dan Snyder wants to get his quarterback tonight and is willing to trade up to get him, but which quarterback is the one Snyder covets?

Dianna Russini of ESPN reports that there’s disagreement within Washington’s front office about which quarterback to select. Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder like Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, but others prefer Duke’ Daniel Jones.

Ultimately, if Snyder and Allen both want a player, that’s going to be the player they take. Everyone else works for Snyder and Allen. There’s no overruling the two of them.

But this may all be moot, if Allen is talking to teams about trading up just because that’s what he likes to do before the draft, and not because he actually wants to trade into the Top 5 for a quarterback. Washington may instead just see if one of those quarterbacks drops to them at No. 15 overall.

35 responses to “More intrigue surrounding Washington’s quarterback hunt

  1. The Redskins and the NY Knick fan bases are in the same situation… ownership will ensure team failure and dysfunction and I feel bad for them for it.

    The only real option these fan bases have are boycotting buying tickets or watching games until the other owners force the current owners out.

  2. The NFL should pass a rule that locks Snyder and Allen away in a dark room for four weeks before and three days after the draft so the Skins stand a chance at making good decisions.

  3. The DC braintrust is back in Action on their path to further destroy what was once a proud franchise.

  4. blackshirtz says:
    April 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm
    ….. and trade for Carr after the Raiders select a QB. Take it to Vegas guys n gals

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    They can’t afford Carr…. Smith counts against the cap.

  5. originate421 says:
    April 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm
    The Redskins and the NY Knick fan bases are in the same situation… ownership will ensure team failure and dysfunction and I feel bad for them for it.

    The only real option these fan bases have are boycotting buying tickets or watching games until the other owners force the current owners out.
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    The “NY Knick fan base” has more nfc Super Bowls this millennium than anyone including one against arguably the greatest team ever. I guess that means the franchise you root for us up for sale then, huh.

  6. I think Allen should be fired but he hasn’t been that bad at drafting. Lots of great picks actually, he’s been above average. Hopefully he can learn from the RG3 and Cousins draft and handle this smoothly and not trade everything to move up a few picks

  7. Washington has joined these poorly managed teams, the Dolphins, Jets, Bengals and Bills stand out like sore thumbs. Misery loves company.

  8. these guys have been drafting their “qb of the future” for the past 20+ years. smh

  9. The “NY Knick fan base” has more nfc Super Bowls this millennium…

    When did the NFL start an NFC SuperBowl?

  10. Calling Snyder and Allen a “brain trust” would work only if compared to their favorite president who recently pronounced that Snyder was doing a good job, although many think he was referring to the $1 million donations he received.

  11. This is not the draft year you waste a 1st round pick on the QBs that are available. None of them are worth it from what I have seen. Draft one in a later round and wait for next year to address a franchise QB. Keenum is starting at least this year if not next as well anyway and the Redskins have other needs.

  12. It’s hard to fault a team for failing to find their franchise quarterback. There’s less than a dozen of them in a league with 32 teams. If Washington take a stab at it and misses they’re no different than most of the league. Good luck Washington in your search.

  13. 45 recently said Snyder has a great team and is a great owner. But to be fair to Dan Snyder, 45 has never had good judgement or sense or character or ideas or intentions or ability or intellect or…

  14. Just pick Tyree Jackson in the 3rd. That way you get really good players the first two rounds and in the third (if there isn’t a steal here) pick a QB. Sit and learn behind Case and Colt and be ready next year..

  15. If BA moves up to draft a QB it would mean he was not serious when, two months ago, he told us Alex Smith was “day to day”.

  16. All of the QBs who decided to stay in school this year are breathing a sigh of relief. Cheers to not having to worry about getting drafted by dysfunction.

    To the post that mentioned boycott…..skins fans have been boycotting for the last few years. They no longer have a waiting list and have been steadily chopping away chunks of the stadium because they can’t sell tickets. The seats that remain are filled with opponents fans.

  17. If the Raiders take a QB and looking to unload Carr, it will not be to the Skins. First, they couldn’t fit him into the cap structure. Too strapped with Alex Smith contract. Second, no way he would try to acquire a QB his brother just gave up on. Just isn’t happening.

  18. justintuckrule says:
    April 25, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    I live in MN and root for the Vikings… it’s just my opinion that those two ownership groups know nothing about how to run professional sports organizations despite their desire to be “hands on” and everything they touch turns to garbage.

  19. Skins aren’t about to take another gimmicky athletic QB (eg Tyree Jackson) who is inaccurate and can’t read defenses.
    Haskins or Jones are pro-style QBs who fit what the REDSKINS are doing on offense.

  20. The Giants will trade up to #14 to steal the Redskins choice at QB. The ‘skins will have to go with Colt another year.

  21. One of the first things Snyder did when he bought the team was to force Jeff George on Norv Turner, and then he fired Turner and the GM because it didn’t work.

    He also forced Patrick Ramsay on Steve Spurrier, who in turn resigned to leave behind his only ever failed coaching stint.

    He also forced Donovan McNabb on Mike Shanahan. When that didn’t work out, he forced RG3 on Shanahan. And when that didn’t work out, he fired Shanahan — who ironically is the only man to ever draft a solid QB for Snyder.

    So if we’re hearing that Gruden wants Jones, but tonight they pick Haskins instead, or worse trade a ransom for Haskins … well, it would be disappointing but not at all surprising.

    Forcing coaches to take QBs they don’t want has been one the defining pillars of Snyder’s ownership so far.

  22. illgivemyopinion says:
    April 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm
    Washington has joined these poorly managed teams, the Dolphins, Jets, Bengals and Bills stand out like sore thumbs. Misery loves company.
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    The Bengals aren’t that poorly managed, they are managed by a cheapskate that is over the top if his team goes 8 and 8 then loses in the 1st round of the playoffs that is a very successful season for Mr Brown.

  23. I’ve read that Haskins went to the same prestigious High School as Dan Snyder’s son….Done deal

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