According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the St. Louis Rams have agreed to to a deal with the Redskins that will send the #2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to Washington.
The Redskins will presumably use the pick to select Robert Griffin III.
The price appears to have been steep. According to Glazer, the Rams and Redskins will swap picks this year (#2 for #6) and the Redskins will have to throw in two future first round selections as well as other picks, one believed to be a second rounder. That means the Skins give up their 2013 first and 2014 first, along with the swap this year.
The trade won’t be official until trades are allowed when the new league year starts on Tuesday at 4PM Eastern.
It appears my dream of the Chiefs landing RGIII ends here. I have to give the Redskins credit: they made a bold move for the chance to set their franchise up for the next ten years.
It also appears clear that the Redskins realized that they were unlikely to acquire Peyton Manning and thus pulled the trigger on plan B.
This means one less horse is in the race for Manning. Baring any surprises, it appears as though it will come down to the Broncos, Chiefs, Dolphins, Cardinals and possibly the Seahawks. It will be interesting to see how this news will impact the Manning situation. Already desperate owners like Miami’s Stephen Ross are about to get a whole lot more desperate. Luck and RGIII are as good as gone.
That leave Manning and, to a much lesser degree, Matt Flynn as the premier QB free agents remaining. Oh, and Kyle Orton of course.
Update: The Jets have extended Mark Sanchez three years. Cross another one off the list.