The Washington Redskins are on the verge of being one of the most successful teams in NFL history.
However, there’s a big question mark over how they’ll handle their future.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Washington Redskins have an offer on the table to acquire quarterback Robert Griffin III from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The two sides are reportedly still negotiating over the terms of the contract.
But, the Eagles, who are currently tied for first place in the NFC East with the New York Giants, are currently the favorites to win the NFC West.
So, is there any reason to believe the Redskins will be able to trade up to the second round in order to land Griffin?
It could be that the Eagles don’t want to deal with Griffin and instead want to focus on drafting a franchise quarterback.
However, that would mean a drastic change for the Redskins, as the team’s franchise quarterback has played in more than 100 games in his career.
The team’s offense has thrived under the guidance of Robert Griffin, who has thrown for 2,721 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his first three NFL seasons.
That’s good enough to earn him a spot on the Pro Bowl.
While Washington might not have a franchise QB on their roster right now, it’s not like they’re stuck with that position forever.
With the Redskins currently having the fourth-best record in the NFL, the team can still trade up in the next few drafts and potentially land a franchise-caliber player.
If the Eagles do decide to move up, it could give them the opportunity to acquire a player like Washington’s Griffin, but without the guarantee that Griffin would be an All-Pro.
The Eagles have a plethora of options at quarterback this offseason, with some of them being extremely high-end quarterbacks, such as Nick Foles and Matt Barkley.
The Eagles could also try to add a quarterback that has yet to win a playoff game, as Kirk Cousins has only thrown for 1,851 yards and seven touchdowns in his NFL career.
But the Eagles would have to give up a first-round pick, as they currently have the 28th overall pick.
If the Redskins do indeed trade up, they would likely want to move down and land a player that is a better fit for their offense.
The Washington offense is built around the running game, so a franchise running back would be a huge upgrade.
But if the Eagles were to move back up to a team that has a good offense, they could also consider drafting a quarterback in the top 20.