WASHINGTON (FNN Media) — The Washington Redskins have reached a trade agreement with the St. Louis Rams to acquire the second overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
Washington and St. Louis will swap this year’s first-round picks. The Redskins will also send two future first round picks and a second according to multiple reports.
The deal cannot be made official until next Tuesday, but has reportedly been signed off on by Dan Snyder and Stan Kroenke.
It is widely believe the Redskins will select Robert Griffin III with that pick and may soon have a quarterback of the future in their locker room.
RG3 said he had an “awesome” interview with the Redskins coaching staff at the recent NFL Scouting Combine.
Addressing the quarterback situation was a top priority for the team this offseason. Washington was reportedly interested in acquiring Peyton Manning, but their interest was not reciprocated.
Unlike Manning, Griffin is a quarterback who could conceivably have success well into the future. Even a healthy Manning would be a short-term solution. The former Colts quarterback turns 36 this month.
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