One of the stranger NFL rumors you'll hear today: The Washington Redskins, who've reportedly just traded the St. Louis Rams for their No. 2 overall pick—that is, for Robert Griffin III—are apparently still in the mix to sign Peyton Manning. Given that, one, a year of Rex Grossman at starting quarterback is enough to make anybody feel like a belt-and-suspenders approach is necessary; and, two, it's somehow plausible that a team might bench Griffin for a year, especially with a veteran like Manning, does anybody believe that Peyton Manning would actually want to do this?â†µ
You might remember a tearful press conference a few days ago in which Manning, who was under contract but struggling with protracted neck problems, was forced out by a superstar quarterback prospect to be selected early in the 2012 NFL Draft.
If the Redskins' pitch to his agent is, "Don't worry, you'll have a superstar quarterback prospect behind you, but who would want to start him instead of you?" they're going to have a harder-than-usual time selling it, is what I'm suggesting.â†µ