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After two seasons of Rex Grossman under center, the Redskins were willing to sacrifice the future of the franchise for a quarterback. According to some pundits, that is exactly what Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan did. The bounty the Redskins sent to St. Louis for the right to eventually draft RGIII was the biggest in NFL history, but Washington had to be bold to get some stability and star power under center.

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