If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to upgrade at quarterback this offseason, it won’t be with Baylor’s Robert Griffin III. The Heisman Trophy winner is headed to the Washington Redskins after they acquired the second overall pick from the St. Louis Rams.
In return for the No. 2 pick, the Rams will swap picks with the Redskins this year in addition to first round picks in 2013 and 2014 and a second round pick.
The trade was first reported by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.
There will be many that see this as a desperation move by the Redskins. But if you believe in someone is going to be a franchise player, you do whatever needed to get them in your jersey. It’s a bold move, but Washington owner Dan Snyder has never been one to shy away from these type of deals.
More than happy to accept four picks for a selection they had no use for, the Rams are giving new head coach Jeff Fisher plenty of tools to build a winner over the next three years. Quite the haul for St. Louis.
Like most of the league, the Chiefs were very impressed with Griffin when they met with him at the combine. With Kansas City picking five spots behind Washington, Scott Pioli would have had to give up one more pick to equal the deal offered by the Redskins. Considering how much Pioli values building through the draft, there’s no way that was ever going to happen.