ESPN reports that the St. Louis Rams have agreed in principle to send their second overall pick in this year’s draft to the Washington Redskins for three first-round draft picks and a second-round pick. The trade will not be made official until the new league year starts on Tuesday.
The Redskins will send the Rams their first round picks in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and their second round pick in the 2012 draft. Washington is in desperate need of a franchise quarterback and will likely select a quarterback with the second pick. Assuming that the Colts select Andrew Luck No. 1 overall, the Redskins will most likely select the Heisman winner from Baylor, Robert Griffin III.
While many thought that the Cleveland Browns would end up with RG3, this trade with Washington makes that very unlikely. This is good news for Ravens fans as one of the most electrifying college players in recent memory will not be in the AFC North.
This move also shakes up the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. With Washington about to take care of their quarterback issue, they will be officially out of the sweepstakes making the Denver Broncos the most likely candidate to catch the biggest free agent fish in NFL history. Manning flew to Denver earlier today to meet with the Broncos.
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