By Rich Tandler
In his Monday Morning Quarterback article his morning, Peter King tells of a conversation he had with Rams COO Kevin Demoff about the market for the second overall pick in the April 26 draft. As the timing of such a deal is of great interest to fans of the Redskins who covet quarterback Robert Griffin III, here is what King had to say about it:
Demoff thinks there will be three distinct windows to get a deal done. The first, and I think most unlikely, is before the free agency period opens March 13; before Griffin gets hotter at his March 21 Pro Day, a team may choose to try to blow the Rams out of the water with an offer. The second would be after the Pro Day, when all the teams' decision-makers are in one spot, Palm Beach, Fla., at the March 24-28 league meetings. The third: in the days or hours before the April 26 first round.
I have been telling anyone who asks me that the third scenario, just before the draft, is the most likely. I agree with King that a deal being done at the start of the league year is unlikely. The free agent quarterback market, meaning Matt Flynn and Peyton Manning, needs to be sorted out.
Something getting done at the league meetings makes some sense. However, a series of phone calls could accomplish the same thing.
For the time being, anxious Redskins fans are just going to have to wait. Unfortunately, these talks are on their own timetable.