The NFL is expected to finalize the trade today that will land the Washington Redskins the number 2 pick in next month's NFL draft. The team will likely select the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Robert Griffin III.
The price to acquire Griffin of Baylor University is steep. They'll send their first round pick for the next three years, as well as this year's second-round choice, to the St. Louis Rams.
Poor quarterback play has been one of the main culprits in the team's 20-year Super Bowl drought, and the Redskins are banking that Griffin will change that.
That's not the only difference the Heisman Trophy winner will make according to a long-time player agent. Tony Agnone says the Redskins' pursuit of Griffin will make the team more attractive to potential free agents.
While the acquisition of Robert Griffin III is exciting for area Redskins fans, whatever they think of the trade, less exciting was the ruling by the NFL that the Redskins would lose $36 million in salary cap space for salaries and bonuses they tried to push through during the 2010-11 season, which went without a salary cap due to a labor dispute.