SI.com: Redskins Paid An 'Astronomical' Price For RG3

The Washington Redskins went to the St. Louis Rams on Friday evening with their best hand possible in the Robert Griffin III sweepstakes, and many in the national media feel it is a risk that came with a great price tag.

In swapping first round picks, a second round pick, and two future first-round draft picks, the Washington Redskins are hoping to find their first true stable quarterback since the days of Mark Rypien.

As Sports Illustrated points out, this is a move that could set the Redskins back even further in the future should Griffin's career not pan out as many are hoping.

With other teams interested in moving up to the second pick, the Redskins paid a hefty sum to have the opportunity to select the talents of the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.

Meanwhile, many out there are giving nothing but praise to the the Rams, an organization that has been down on their luck for the better part of the last decade.

Obviously no one knows how Griffin's career will end up in the NFL, but the microscope gets even larger as he will be compared to the players the Rams are able to draft with their additional selections.

For more Baylor coverage, make sure to check out Our Daily Bears, while you can also see what Redskins fans have to say about the trade at Hogs Haven.

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