Washington Redskins have had a tumultuous couple of years to say the least. When the Redskins won the NFC East division title in 2012 on the back of strong play by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, things were looking good in the capital.
But since then, the Redskins have only won seven regular season games and have seen RG3 become a much maligned signal caller because of several knee injury setbacks.
However, head coach Jay Gruden is keeping his faith in RG3 as Washington head into the 2015 NFL season looking to turn the tide around.
As a result of their poor play in 2015, the Redskins have the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Having such a pick often provides teams with the chance to pick up a franchise quarterback, but with Washington's desire to keep RG3 in the fray, it has been reported that the Redskins are willing to trade the pick away.
Respected NFL insider Ian Rapoport was the one to break the news on Monday when he explained that the Redskins are willing to trade the pick, with the New York Jets one of the suspected interested parties.
"Do not be surprised if the Redskins are open for business -- more than open -- to dealing that pick," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday, according to NFL.com.
With promising quarterback Jameis Winston expected to be selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it is predicted that Marcus Mariota will be picked up by the Jets at number six. However, here's the twist, Rapoport says that there is a team willing to jump above the Jets to draft Mariota.
"There is speculation that the Jets (at No. 6) could go for Marcus Mariota if he does fall to them. Possibly there's a team that is looking to jump over the Jets and draft Mariota. The Redskins, who we know gave up all those picks to draft RG3, could wind up reaping some of those rewards of trading down at No. 5."