Two Teams Have Inquired About Trading For RGIII

At least two teams have talked to Washington about trading for Robert Griffin III, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Still, the QB controls the process because he has to sign off on a new deal. Robert Griffin III

Recently, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com identified the Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers, Broncos, and Cowboys as possible suitors for Griffin. At this time, however, it’s not clear which teams called to ask about RGIII. In an interview just days ago, Washington team president Bruce Allen was asked whether Griffin would remain on the roster for the 2016 season and, as many have speculated for months, he indicated that Griffin would be elsewhere.

“I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team,” Allen said. “I think we’ve heard from some teams that are interested, and I think he’s going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future.”

Washington has been in no rush to release Griffin, whose $16.155MM salary for 2016 remains non-guaranteed for now. The team will have until the new league year begins to do something with RGIII, whose salary would become fully guaranteed if he’s still on the roster at that point. A trade was previously thought to be a long shot, but things have apparently changed.

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4 months 27 days ago

Why would anyone want to trade, when they will cut him anyway. Sounds like BS to create a market.

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4 months 27 days ago

Could be. On the other hand, if you can rework his contract as part of the deal, maybe it’s worth a late-round pick to avoid taking your chances on trying to make him the best offer on the open market?

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4 months 27 days ago

I think you are right on that Luke. Eliminate the the bidding war and throw Washington a late pick.

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4 months 27 days ago

Yeah would you rather just give up a 6th rounder or get into a possible bidding war with Jerry Jones