By Rich Tandler
The Redskins need a quarterback. They also need to give him someone to throw to.
According to a Washington Post report the Redskins are going to try to address the need for a wide receiver in free agency and they will be going after some of the biggest names available.
Among the possibilities floated in the article were Vincent Jackson of San Diego and Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon of the Colts.
This is not exactly surprising news; the need at receiver is well documented and has been expressed by the team’s coaches. Jabar Gaffney led the team 947 yards receiving in 2011.
The free agent route may be the best way to go to fill the need at receiver if the Redskins do trade up in the draft to land Robert Griffin III. Such a deal would cost the Redskins multiple top draft picks, which would make it difficult to build the receiver corps via the draft. A top free agent receiver should be able to be productive immediately and would give Griffin, or whoever the Redskins’ quarterback has a reliable target.