Latest On Robert Griffin III

A contingent of Washington front office executives and coaches want to move on from quarterback Robert Griffin III, but club ownership is squashing any efforts to get rid of the mercurial signal-caller, according to Adam Schefter and Dianne Marie Russini of ESPN. Washington has even had several conversations with other clubs about trading RGIII, but haven’t found any interest.

The main barrier to a trade, per the ESPN scribes, is Griffin’s contract, which calls for him to earn about $6.72MM in 2015 (an acquiring team would only be responsible for his base salary of about $3.27MM) and $16.1MM in 2016 (guaranteed for injury only). Given RGIII’s injury lengthy injury history, it’s not surprising that other teams would shy away from a potential deal given that an injury guarantee is involved. Moreover, it’s unclear whether Washington ownership would even allow the team’s executives to move forward with a Griffin trade, if one were on the table.

Because of that onerous contract, Washington has no interest in inserting Griffin into a game, per Schefter and Russini. Griffin is currently dealing with a concussion, and given that a club can’t cut an injured player, Washington doesn’t want to play Griffin and risk further injury. Plus, if RGIII suffered a major injury, his 2016 guarantee would kick in, further locking him in Washington. Therefore, Griffin is not expected to be the team’s starting quarterback, meaning that Kirk Cousins looks to be the team’s No. 1 QB.

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6 comments on “Latest On Robert Griffin III

  1. dan

    Daniel Snyder needs to keep his nose out of the football decisions if he doesn’t the skins will continue to stink!!!!! And RG3 NEEDS TO GO NOW

    • Phil

      I agree.

  2. Geoff

    Good plan. Sit him until the end of the season then trade him for a ham sandwich and a Pepsi.

  3. Hugh

    Thank God! Hallelujah

  4. Rory Parks

    The independent neurologist who declared RGIII ineligible for last night’s game did the team a big favor. Washington just has to move on at this point, and Cousins has earned a shot.

  5. Will

    Rg3 was a very talented quarterback with speed in a college system .he cannot make reads on most NFL defensive packages. I feel bad for the kid. I mean who isn’t cocky at 20 years old and having a hundred million dollars. He shouldn’t have been thrown to the Wolves so early and have been played while injured. This is all on the Redskins front office and coaching staff. I don’t care who the quarterback is for them. no one can even make a four-step drop in that offense without getting their head taken off because the o-line is so pathetically horrible. Didn’t the Redskins mortgage like 10 years of their future on this guy and now they’re ready to part ways? maybe ?he needs a coach for more than 2 years at a time. That’s my opinion and I’m a nobody that works on Air conditioners all day. And i get it.

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