It's official: Brunell goes to Redskins

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Quarterback Mark Brunell, a three-time Pro Bowler, is now a member of the Washington Redskins, the team announced Wednesday.

Washington got Brunell, who is expected to be the Redskins' starting quarterback, from Jacksonville. In return, the Jaguars get a third-round pick in the 2004 draft.


The Brunell deal was made last week but wasn't officially announced until Wednesday.

Brunell, 33, agreed to a seven-year $43 million contract that includes an $8.6 million signing bonus.

He is expected to replace Patrick Ramsey at quarterback.

Joe Gibbs, who returned to coach Washington this year, led the Redskins to Super Bowl titles in 1982, 1987 and 1991 and wanted to obtain a veteran quarterback for this team.

"I'm committed to getting another one of those Super Bowl trophies here," Brunell said.

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