The Washington Redskins will struggle to find a good fit in free agency for one of their biggest needs: quarterback. With Alex Smith’s future uncertain for 2019 and beyond after a compound leg fracture, the Redskins must decide if they want to pursue more quarterback help via free agency or the draft.
They do have Colt McCoy under contract, but they need more than just one healthy quarterback. Smith’s contract makes him uncuttable until after the 2020 season; he has cap hits of $20.4 million this year and $21.4 million next season.
The story said the upper level group of Nick Foles, Joe Flacco and Ryan Tannehill won't be an option because of cost. And, QBs like Tyrod Taylor, Teddy Bridgewater, Jacoby Brissett and Blake Bortles may not be in options because the Skins can't afford to get in a salary battle if any are hot commodities. Brissett would have to be a trade option, but we reported recently the Colts won't just give him away. Low-cost players like Josh Johnson or Ryan Fitzpatrick could be options if Smith won't be ready to play this season.