- Colt: this was his second 'golden' opportunity' with the Redskins and ended the same way both times, I think he's the best paid backup QB. So I think his gone next year.
- Alex Smith: if the injury involve only bones, there shouldn't be a problem for him to come back. Once they're fix, bones heal and at 34 years old is not a problem... everybody was impressed because was an 'open' fracture, meaning, the bone went out of the skin, but that is not a problem either. If he didn't have nerve, vascular or ligament damage the only problem to overcome will be the muscular atrophy from resting the leg.
- Teddy Bridgwater: best option in my opinion. His injury was bad, but what it matter was the ACL, that one was repaired, and he looked good in training camp with the Jets. He will sit behind Brees this year and te next... and you never know if Brees will like to play some more after that. Rumors say Payton will go from NO with Brees. With the Redskins, Teddy will have a REAL shot to be the starter right away. And for the Redskins, it would be a good, still young QB for a budget price.
You get a good franchise QB by 2 ways:
1. Free agency, paying a bunch of money... we already have that in Alex Smith
2. The draft, and here you have 2 options:
a. A high draft pick.. meaning you record shows less than 3 wins
b. Trading a bunch of picks to go up in the draft (the RGIII trade for example)
The 'money' route we did and we are stuck until the end of 2020, and even then we will carry some dead cap.
This next draft have no franchise QB and in the best case scenario (we lost the remaining games) we will pick around 11 or 12. Meaning we will have to get rid of a bunch of picks to go up to pick a so-so QB... and then we will be salary cap restrained and we will have no draft picks... I think this is a BAD approach.
In 2020' draft, if the tank in 2019 we will be in good shape to pick our QB... if we have yet another mediocre season, we might need to trade picks to go up and get that QB... we will have the last year of Alex Smith with our new guy to get him ready for 2021
Conclusion: Sign Bridgewater to a 2 year back up contract (around the same as Colt)... if he blows us away and plays to his potential, we got ourselves a steal, if not he's gone with Smith... or stays as a back up of our new guy (mentoring because he will be on the system for 2 years)
But.... this is the real problem...