Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III made it through the 2015 season healthy, which means his 2016 salary – currently guaranteed for injury only – won’t become fully guaranteed. As such, it’s probably just a matter of time until the team releases the former second overall pick, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets and Jason Reid of ESPN.com writes.
The RGIII era in Washington is set to come to an end, having overlapped with the start of the Kirk Cousins era, and it remains to be seen what sort of long-term future Cousins has in Washington. For now though, all signs (and reports) point to the club aiming to lock up its new starting quarterback via a multiyear contract or the franchise tag this offseason.
Following Washington’s Wild Card loss to the Packers, Cousins was asked about his future and replied, “I want to be where I am wanted,” per John Keim of ESPN.com. For now, that will almost certainly mean staying in D.C.
Here’s more from across the NFL’s East divisions:
- Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News has 10 suggestions for offseason roster moves for Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan. Among them? Re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bilal Powell, extending Damon Harrison, drafting a quarterback and edge rusher, and trading Muhammad Wilkerson.
- With the Bills not expected to be major players in free agency, the team will have to explore different avenues to find contributors for 2016. As Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News suggests, that means that a few of the 14 players signed by the team in December could end up being in the mix for roster spots next season.
- Zach Berman of the Philadephia Inquirer takes an early look at some upcoming offseason decisions for the Eagles, identifying the club’s biggest needs and most important free agents.