November 26th, 2013
I’m kidding! Although after the way Washington anointed Robert Griffin last year with a rookie season that doubled as a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, it’s kind of awesome to watch the balloon burst.
Here’s a question, though: If the Skins were hell-bent on trading up to get Griffin at #2, based essentially on one great year, a very, very good set of workouts, and a host of physical talent, what would it have taken for them to move up to #1 to have gotten Andrew Luck?
I assume that Luck must have been gettable for some price. (Though maybe that assumption is faulty.) But remember that Luck came out of Stanford with the highest grade of any quarterback prospect since John Elway. Nothing in life is a sure thing, but Luck was as close to it as any quarterback really gets.
So the three questions are:
(1) What would the extra price have been to move from Griffin to Luck?
(2) Would that price have been worth it on draft day?
(3) With the benefit of hindsight, would it have been worth it today?
Uncomfortable question alert:
– would there have been an “extra price” concerning demographics – of the city, of the fanbase, and of the QB?
A black Army kid of centrist political disposition is the most unifying personality imaginable for the Washington metro area … as long as he wins.