Washington coach Jay Gruden made waves when he was critical of Robert Griffin III earlier this year and there were more than a few eye rolls when he walked back those comments soon after. According to Jason Reid of The Washington Post, if it were up to Gruden, Washington would take whatever it could get for RGIII in a trade this offseason.
This season, Gruden feels that he has seen enough to realize that Griffin is, at best, a long-term project as a pocket passer. The coach believes that he displayed poor footwork and had an alarming lack of pocket presence for a signal-caller in his third season. Beyond that, Gruden has told team officials that he has major concerns about Griffin’s decision making off the field. After working with RGIII for more than 10 months, Gruden has made it clear that he is done with him, multiple people within the organization told Reid.
Still, that’s not an easy call for owner Dan Snyder and GM Bruce Allen, as they had key roles in the decision to trade four high-round draft picks for the pick to select Griffin. Reid speculates that Gruden could deal with having Griffin on the roster as a backup next season, but it’s difficult to envision the former No. 2 overall pick signing up for that. If Gruden is is truly adamant about moving on from Griffin, this could be a very interesting offseason to watch in D.C.