The Redskins attempt to stay competitive
Arizona Cardinals acquire: 2019 first-round pick (No. 15), 2019 fifth-round compensatory pick (No. 153)
Washington Redskins acquire: QB Josh Rosen
Like the Miami Dolphins, the Redskins are in quarterback limbo. After the horrific and possibly career-ending Alex Smith leg injury, Jay Gruden is currently expecting to start Colt McCoy to start 2019, who has dealt with an injury history himself. To make their situation even worse, Smith signed a contract extension with the team last year with $71M guaranteed over a four-year span.
Their 2019 draft pick might not be useful in getting a quarterback of the future, as the top quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, and Drew Locke are expected to be off the board by then. So why not use that draft pick to get a young quarterback oozing potential on a cheap contract? Also known as Josh Rosen.
This one is pretty simple for the Cardinals, once again, they get good value for Rosen, but they are able to add a late pick to the mix as well, to hopefully add some depth. Meanwhile, the Redskins are able to acquire the young signal caller and surround him with the line he desperately needs.