Theismann Injury: Quarterback Joe Theismann leg snaps from under the weight of three New York Giants pass rushers. The compound fracture forces him to retire after a 12-year career in which he becomes the Redskins’ all-time leader in pass attempts and completions.
Jay Glazer broke news that the Washington Redskins will send three first rounders (2012, ‘13 and '14) and this year’s second rounder to St. Louis for the second pick in the draft. It’s a steep price to pay, especially when discussing an unproven talent. The initial reaction is that the Redskins paid far too much. After all, Washington has a lot of holes not just at quarterback, However, you can see where they’re coming from. Take a look at the list of quarterbacks the Washington has started since Joe Theismann’s career ended:
Jay Schroeder Ed Rubbert Doug Williams Mark Rypien Rich Gannon Cary Conklin Heath Shuler John Friesz Gus Frerotte Jeff Hostetler Trent Green Brad Johnson Jeff George Shane Matthews Patrick Ramsey Danny Wuerffel Tim Hasselbeck Mark Brunell Jason Campbell Todd Collins Donovan McNabb Rex Grossman John Beck
They had a pair of Super Bowl MVP’s in Doug Williams and Mark Rypien but many more starters were aging players brought in at the tail end of their careers. Washington knows that if Robert Griffin III is what everyone says he is then they’ll be set for the next decade. Of course, the glaring problem is that there is just no way to tell.