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The Washington Redskins have noted that they don’t feel a sense of urgency to add a quarterback in the first round of this month’s NFL Draft.

Despite this, the team will visit with every early-round quarterback option leading up the annual event outside of reigning Heisman winner Kyler Murray.

We’re not really sure why Washington is shunning Murray. But there could be a few obvious seasons.

  • It’s anticipated that the Arizona Cardinals are going to select Murray with the No. 1 overall pick. Given that Washington is picking in the middle of the first round, the team might not find it worthwhile to waste a visit on the Murray.
  • Front office head honcho Bruce Allen and Co. could be looking at a more prototypical quarterback instead of someone representing Murray’s smallish frame. Kirk Cousins, Alex Smith and Case Keenum are all more of that prototypical frame.
  • By meeting with Clayton Thorson and Ryan Finley, the Redskins could be signifying that they anticipate to add a quarterback outside of Round 1. Both of these options are considered mid-round picks.

Washington heads into draft season with the recently-acquired Keenum battling with veteran Colt McCoy for the starting job. The team could use a third quarterback with Alex Smith likely sidelined for the entire 2019 season.

Apparently, either Washington isn’t sold on Murray or believes acquiring him is a long shot. Even then, it’s surprising that the team isn’t doing its due diligence.

Vincent Frank
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