Redskins email report: Scouting the QBs

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With the Redskins in the market for a starting quarterback -- be it a veteran such as Peyton Manning or a rookie -- it's good to get as much information on these players as possible. So this week in my free email report (emailed every Friday) I spoke with a scout who attended the Senior Bowl as well as ex-Redskins safety Matt Bowen, who also was in Mobile, Ala. for the National Football Post, Got their thoughts on the quarterbacks who were there (and in future editions I'll focus a little more on other positions of need).

A couple highlights, first from the scout and then Bowen.

The scout on Brandon Weeden: "The age thing to me is a big joke because he’s ready to play. He’s mature. He has all the physical attributes. There are no character issues. He has it all."

The scout on Kirk Cousins: "Kirk Cousins has all the physical skills. His problem is making bad decisions and he made a lot of them in his career."

The scout also spoke about Nick Foles and Russell Wilson.

Meanwhile, Bowen considered Weeden the best QB in Mobile, "If he’s drafted in the first round you have to put him on the field. That’s the difference between him and Foles. You don’t have to start Foles right away. You can let him develop for a year or two.”

Bowen had a different take on Foles from the scout. But they shared a similar view on Wilson. And Bowen gave us the name of the quarterback he thinks the Redskins should target.

To subscribe to the email report and get their full opinions, click here.

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John Keim

Staff Reporter - Washington Redskins
The Washington Examiner