The Redskins may be in the market for Josh Rosen.
Washington cannot be counted out in picking up the signal-caller if the Cardinals draft Kyler Murray, according to ESPN.
One team that has been somewhat forgotten in the Josh Rosen talk – should the @AZCardinals select Kyler Murray- is the Washington Redskins, who are doing genuine due diligence on top rookie QBs despite acquiring Case Keenum.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 2, 2019
The Redskins picked up quarterback Case Keenum in a trade with the Broncos in March, but his contract expires after this season and the team’s future at quarterback is unclear after that.
Alex Smith had success in Jay Gruden’s system last season, but a devastating leg injury during a game against the Texans calls into question his long-term health, so the addition of a young quarterback would be prudent.
The Redskins are not only a team that could factor into the trade talks for Rosen, but, according to ESPN, they are looking at young QBs in the draft as well.
Picking 15th in the first round, Washington could have its eyes on Missouri’s Drew Lock, Duke’s Daniel Jones or even West Virginia’s Will Grier.
And if Murray does go No. 1 overall to the Cardinals, it’s likely QBs could go off the board a bit faster than they maybe should, so the Redskins could theoretically even trade up to get their guy.
Or they could simply acquire Rosen, who many scouts would favor over any QB not named Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins in this draft.
The Redskins are in the market for a QB, that much is clear. The question is now whether they trade for one, draft one high or wait a couple of rounds to develop one over the season with an eye toward next offseason or the 2020 NFL Draft.