The Washington Redskins are at a crossroads. Saying the team, and in particular Head Coach Mike Shanahan, are putting all their eggs in one basket is an understatement. Only one week after trading up in the first round, Shanahan has named Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III the number one quarterback.
Washington gave St. Louis their first and second round picks this year and two more first round selections to move up four spots and take RGIII. The move could certainly set the franchise back several years if Griffin becomes a bust, but it could also give the Redskins their first solid quarterback since the early 1990’s.
Shanahan has a reputation for being a very rigid coach and many around the NFL believe he will be too stubborn to co-exist with his new draft pick. After Sunday’s first rookie minicamp, however, Shanahan talked about making Griffin comfortable and running an offense catered to him. Shanahan even mentioned the option if necessary according to Yahoo Sports.