WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Redskins have spent 27 years trying to find a replacement for Joe Theismann.
Not since Theismann's career ended with a broken leg in 1985 have the Redskins had a quarterback they could reliably count on as a reliable winner for the better part of a decade. Twenty-one players have started at the position in the last 19 seasons.
Robert Griffin III has the talent to be the solution. The Redskins are expected to take the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor with the No. 2 overall pick in this week's NFL draft.
Griffin's mother says it's been exciting waiting for the draft, but it will be good to finally have it official that her son is going to Washington.