Redskins reportedly can't agree on which QB they like in the draft

Ben Krimmel
April 25, 2019 - 3:23 pm
Disagreement among Redskins decision-makers on which QB to take in the NFL Draft.

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Once again at the NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins are thinking about quarterbacks.

But which quarterback will they decide on? Well, that may come down to who is doing the deciding. 

"Here is what I can gather at this point, it sounds to me like there is not in any way harmony or any kind of a unanimous thought on what should be done at No. 15," Grant Paulsen said Thursday on 106.7 The Fan.

This isn't a bad thing, Paulsen notes. Disagreement among football decision-makers is a smart thing and good. However, the Redskins war room isn't like most other NFL franchises. "The (situation) in Washington is, in a lot of ways, football vs. business," Paulsen said.

On Wednesday, Paulsen heard from a source owner Daniel Snyder has "taken over the first round of the draft."

And here is where the factions in the war room take hold.

"(Snyder) loves Dwayne Haskins and, I think, Bruce Allen, from what I was told, loves Dwayne Haskins," Paulsen said. "The football guys don't as much." 

Meanwhile, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden likes Daniel Jones, Paulsen said. And Gruden likes quarterbacks like Jones and Drew Lock, "the guys that might actually be available at 15."   

"I don't think (Gruden) wants to take a quarterback at all, for the recrod," Paulsen said. 

Later on Thursday, ESPN's Dianna Russini and Todd McShay said they had also heard there was disagreement between the Redskins ownership and the coaching staff about which quarterback they liked.

For what it's worth, the Redskins denied Wednesday taht Snyder has taken over the Redskins first-round selection. 

Paulsen indicated he believes Gruden prefers to not trade up in the draft and take non-QB who contributes to the team right now. And it may be the case the Redskins will not trade into the top-5 of the draft because the price is too steep.

"I asked somebody who's pretty tied into their thinking in the building yesterday and they said it's very, very unlikely that t hey would make a pick in the top-5," Paulsen said.

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