The Redskins' acquisition of Jammal Brown today could apparently involve just about every draft pick of the next three years.
Adam Schefter is reporting that the Saints will receive either a third or fourth round pick from the Redskins as compensation for Brown. But it's not that easy. The trade involves not only the performance of Brown, but also that of new Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Washington owes the Eagles a third- or fourth-round pick in 2011 for McNabb, based on how the quarterback plays or the team performs. If the Redskins win nine games, go to the playoffs or McNabb gets selected to the Pro Bowl, Philadelphia will receive Washington's third-round pick and New Orleans will get Washington's fourth. If none of those happen, the Eagles will get the Redskins' fourth-round pick and the Saints will get the Redskins' third-round pick.
If New Orleans receives Washington's third-round pick, then the Redskins will get a 2011 fifth-round pick back from the Saints. However, if Washington's third-round pick goes to Philadelphia, then the Saints will send a 2011 sixth- or seventh-round pick back to the Redskins.
There is also a conditional 2012 sixth-round pick involved. Should Brown play 90 percent of the plays next season or get voted to the Pro Bowl, then Washington will send its 2012 sixth-round pick to New Orleans.
Got that? Yeah, me neither.