Ryan Fitzpatrick has seen this story before.
Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
The selection and write-up were made by ScooterDMD:
The three areas I wanted to address for the Washington Football team included:
Left Tackle – There is a strong offensive line with the exception of Left Tackle. The four I had my eye on are gone.
Wide receiver – With Chase, Waddle and Smith gone, we will wait until another round.
Linebacker – This defense is stacked. Add to the strength of the team and draft a linebacker.
However, all of this comes second to knowing we have a starting QB. While I am on the Taylor Heineke band wagon, and love having Fitzpatrick in the room, I cannot be sure the long-term starter is even on the team. With Mac Jones available at this spot we are running the pic up to the stage!
Per Walter football, “He was a decisive passer, showing a quality arm, some accuracy, and good decision-making. As is so often the case with players from Alabama, Jones benefited from a great supporting cast and extra media attention. Jones was then the best quarterback at the Senior Bowl practices and had a quality showing at his pro day.”
Mac Jones throws a nice ball, makes good decisions and will bring some stability to the QB position. With a defense like Washington has we can have “Trent Dilfer” as QB and win our Superbowl. Mac Jones is used to a big stage and he could end up being the second best QB in this class. If both he Heineke work out, fantastic. We can trade one of them in the future. In the meantime, this roster is too close to contention to not know we have our QB of the future on it. The future could be Mac Jones.
Pokorny: “We’re going to see five quarterbacks drafted in the first round, but in what order? I think Washington would be happy to see Jones fall to them here. They are in a tricky situation where they could contend and use a piece other than quarterback, since they have Ryan Fitzpatrick. But how long are they going to defer answering the quarterback position? Get Jones while he’s there.”
The Chicago Bears are up next, led by wahoo7.