Crazy talk: Why Drew Brees and others won't be Redskins

Crazy talk: Why Drew Brees and others won't be Redskins
February 7, 2012, 8:18 pm
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Were cranking up the NFL off-season, and there are always surprise twists and turns, especially when you follow the Washington Redskins. While we should expect the unexpected and we know that a lot will happen, there are some things that just arent going to happen.I have people run some crazy talk by me every once in a while, and instead of trying to fit the explanations as to why there is zero chance of a certain player lining up for the 2012 Redskins into 140 characters, Ill talk about it here.Drew Brees This crazy talk started when Plaxico Burress talked to a local radio station last week and speculated that the NFLs Offensive Player of the Year would play in Washington in 2012. Then fuel was added to the fire when it was reported that Brees agent said he was baffled by the how slowly contract negotiations with the Saints are going. Yes, Brees contract is up and he is on the list of unrestricted free agents, but there is precisely zero chance he will play for the Redskins or any other team besides the Saints. If they cant reach agreement on a new contract, the Saints will put the franchise tag on Brees. In theory, they could trade Brees under the tag, but nobody trades away great quarterbacks.Andrew Luck Since Colts owner Jim Irsay has said he will take either Luck or Robert Griffin III with the first pick of the draft to succeed Peyton Manning, some think Luck might be available with the Rams pick, the second overall, and the Redskins could trade up to get him. Others believe Irsay will hold an auction for the top spot in the draft. Its all speculation and fantasy. The Colts will take Luck, and there is no way they will be tempted to trade away the chance to take the player who virtually everyone believes is a lock to be the NFLs next great quarterback.Sam Bradford Some have theorized that since Bradford did not have a great 2011 season, the Rams may dump him after two seasons and take Griffin with the second pick in the draft. The notion that Jeff Fisher would eat the enormous salary cap hit and trade Bradford to the Redskins for their first-round pick is silly. Fisher went to the Rams in large part because of Bradford, and hes not going to jettison a promising QB with two seasons under his belt in favor of a raw rookie.Trent Richardson The Alabama running back almost certainly will be available when the Redskins pick at No. 6, and depending on how things shake out at the combine and workouts, he could well be the best player available there. But there is zero chance the Redskins will draft Richardson. The Redskins drafted two running backs last year, and both Roy Helu and Evan Royster showed promise. Even if they dont re-sign Tim Hightower, who was leading the team in rushing before suffering a season-ending knee injury, the Redskins have far too many needs to use such a high draft pick on a position that already has depth.