So this post is mostly inspired by the following Justin Tuck quote from the article linked below:
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...e-without-rg3/“I think in this offense, it is all predicated on the quarterback,” Tuck said, via Newsday’s Tom Rock. “If RG3 stays healthy, I think this offense is going to continue to roll.
“But the thing about it is, who wants their franchise quarterback getting hit every play? Every game like that? I think that is what it is going to come down to.”
“If they had a second RG3 to back him up, which there is none, then you can say that the shelf life of this offense is a little bit longer,” Tuck said. “If he pulls a hamstring or has an ankle injury for a couple of weeks, where do you go then?”
So here's my question....should the Redskins place a priority on finding a backup QB that can run the same playbook that RGIII does? I realize that he is a one of kind athlete, but he does play a style of offense that will likely see him miss a few games here and there, and we don't currently have anyone on the roster that could run 50% of the stuff that he does (read option, pistol, designed runs, etc).
It seems to me that the Skins would be better off targeting another dual threat backup QB that wouldn't require completely modifying the game plan or playbook if Griffin is out. The only player that may be out there who could come close right now is Mike Vick (I realize him being signed as our backup QB is highly unlikely - even if he is on the way out in Philly). We could target someone in next years draft who has the legs, and try to flip Cousins for a 3rd/4th draft pick.
Interested to see your thoughts.....if you agree, do you have any suggested players?