There is nothing like working your contingency plans. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will visit the Washington Redskins today, according to a tweet by Adam Schefter this morning.
Luck is the consensus best quarterback to emerge from college in a generation. He is all but certain to be selected by the Indianapolis Colts in this month's NFL Draft. But, what if the Colts select Baylor's Robert Griffin III instead? The Washington Redskins and Luck would like to be better acquainted.
Washington fans have their mind made up. We want RGIII. Luck would be quite the consolation prize.
Something struck me while watching the Pro Day workouts for Griffin and Luck. Baylor had better receivers than Stanford. Sure, they were in shorts with no bounty hunting defenders in sight and all that. But, Kendall Wright and company looked faster and showed better hands than the guys from Palo Alto.
It could be that Luck is better than he showed in college while Griffin got help from a receiving corps that had a blowout year of their own.
Don't call me a hater (That's not actually a word unless you make hats.) The tape shows both Luck and Griffin to be skilled at the position and the tape does not lie. Just pointing out again that quarterbacks attempt passes and receivers complete them. Luck and Griffin need a good supporting cast to have rookie success — an issue for both the Colts and the Redskins.
If Luck does not join the Redskins, he will face them in preseason game three when the Colts visit the Redskins in August.
The Redskins will draft either RG3 or Andrew Luck. Don't tell me they gave up too much in that trade with St. Louis.
I think RGIII would be great for the Redskins and Luck would be great for the Colts, so I hope the draft goes that way. But if it doesn't, you will quickly learn to absolutely love Andrew Luck. He is not overhyped ... a lot of those hyping him are very sophisticated, and are tuned in to the dozens of little things he already does without even thinking (like confusing defenders by body and foot position, not just eyes). He is incredibly athletic, hard working, etc. there's nothing not to like.
i've seen them both play and RG looks more promising, IMHO. but that being said: i don't really want a "vic" who runs around and gets injured, i just want someone who can get ouf of trouble and dump the ball off (if our O-line is weak)... oh: but we traded one of those to oakland already. /whine
@debuke "i just want someone who can get ouf of trouble and dump the ball off (if our O-line is weak)"
Don't we still have that in John Beck? Just kidding.