There are nonetheless two and a half months remaining earlier than the 2020 NFL Draft, which implies there’s loads of time for the circumstances surrounding the Redskins No. 2 general pick to change.
As we’ve talked about quite a few occasions earlier than in these introductions, the favorite to be the Washington Redskins choice at No. 2 total is Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young. Whereas Young is more than deserving of primary consideration at that juncture, it has been famous that buying and selling again, relying on the worth gleaned from such a transfer, may very well be simply as profitable.
For weeks, the two possibilities have been pitted towards each other, incapable of coexisting; however, the latest report might change issues. Per the Local WDIV news channel in Detroit, the Detroit Lions have had talks about doubtlessly trading veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford, which might in flip indicate that they could pursue a quarterback early within the 2020 NFL Draft.
It’s necessary to notice up entrance that these are solely rumors in the intervening time, and never fully credible ones at that. Stafford’s common supervisor got here out and known as the rumors “100 p.c false”, and even when it was thought-about, the Lions could be encumbered with over $32 million in a useless cap.
It’s been reported that Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn are each underneath strain to “win now” in 2020, and buying and selling away a longtime, productive quarterback, whereas concurrently hampering the group’s cap flexibility, in addition to utilizing the group’s first-round decide on a newly-created want, quite than a direr one, doesn’t appear in any respect conducive to the specified end result.
That stated, whereas the potential of the Lions trading Stafford continues to be most unlikely, even with the rumors, it’s potential, and that risk abruptly provides the Redskins a thrilling diploma of progress potential within the 2020 NFL Draft. If the Lions change into a quarterback suitor, then the decision to tempo the quarterback additions turns into deciding No. 2.
If a staff desires their man, such because the Lions and Dolphins are probably battling over Alabama sign caller Tua Tagovailoa, then they’ll commerce as much as No. 2 on this theoretical bidding struggle, to outreach the opposite. If the Lions had been to commerce as much as No. 2, the Redskins would get the property for transferring again, and they usually additionally get Chase Young. We will shade that as the most effective case state of affairs proper now.