Redskins Bet Big on Robert Griffin III

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Desperation is often the tinder that sparks the most blazing trades in sports history. A few times in your life, there is a jump-off-Niagara-Falls deal so brave and so risky that, the instant you hear it, you know it will be debated for decades, maybe even generations. Add Robert Griffin III to the list.

The Washington Redskins just paid the highest price in history for a chance to grab an unproven college player. In the NFL, future draft picks are far more precious than money, and the Redskins gave up their first-round choices in 2012, ’13 and ’14 and this year’s second-rounder, too. The St. Louis Rams have them now...

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