By Mark Gallagher
Okay, it’s time for the Redskins to make an important decision.
They need a quarterback as much as anybody after Alex Smith broke his leg last season. He is reportedly unlikely to be ready to play in 2019, and Washington already may need to start looking to replace the quarterback the team signed to a four-year extension last January.
The Eagles were almost certainly not going to trade Nick Foles within the division. But now that Foles is a free agent, Washington is back in play.
The team might be hesitant to give Foles a large deal with Smith’s contract still on the books and his status uncertain, but Washington has the 15th pick in the draft—the latest of any of the QB-needy teams.
If the team wants to save cap space by getting a cheap rookie quarterback, it’ll likely have to part with other draft picks to move up.
Paying Foles $20 million annually while holding onto its picks might be a better option than, say, taking Duke’s Daniel Jones at no. 15 overall or trading the farm to move up to no. 1.