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Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis believes the team should wait on taking a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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“Because you have Case (Keenum) and Colt (McCoy), I don’t think you’re going out to get a quarterback that’s going to play day one. Because Case is probably going to be the quarterback, you have a chance to take Will Grier.

Because if you get another guy, if you get Daniel Jones or if you get a guy in the first round, then all of a sudden you’re talking about a battle in training camp, and the moment Case Keenum has a bad game, it’s like, ‘Let’s bench him and play our quarterback.’

So you’re in a tough situation. So why not just go and get a guy who you can develop Will Grier or wait. I think some more quarterbacks are gonna come available in this draft as well. I think the only game-changing quarterback is Kyler Murray.”

Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis believes the team should wait on taking a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Portis discussed the Redskins’ quarterback situation with NBC Sports Washington (via 247Sports.com’s Jordan Dajani) on April 25.

“Because you have Case (Keenum) and Colt (McCoy), I don’t think you’re going out to get a quarterback that’s going to play day one. Because Case is probably going to be the quarterback, you have a chance to take Will Grier.

Because if you get another guy, if you get Daniel Jones or if you get a guy in the first round, then all of a sudden you’re talking about a battle in training camp, and the moment Case Keenum has a bad game, it’s like, ‘Let’s bench him and play our quarterback.’

So you’re in a tough situation. So why not just go and get a guy who you can develop Will Grier or wait. I think some more quarterbacks are gonna come available in this draft as well. I think the only game-changing quarterback is Kyler Murray.”

Long story short, Portis believes the Redskins shouldn’t be gung-ho on a quarterback with the 15th overall pick. A great signal caller will eventually fall into their lap as the draft wears on.

It’s evident Washington needs to shore up its quarterback situation. The Redskins lost Alex Smith to a season-ending broken leg injury last December. There’s a good chance he’ll sit out the entire 2019 NFL season.

The bigger question looms: will he return to Washington? Smith will be 36 years old when he takes the field next season. Neither Keenum or McCoy is the long-term solution at quarterback. Drafting a stud quarterback this season makes sense for the Redskins.

It’s best if they let the chips fall where they may, per Clinton Portis.

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