There's a Chance, but I Doubt it.
It seems weird now when you think about it. At one point in time, there were no RG3 oft-injured jokes, or constant blog and newscast chatter where the word ‘bust’ is thrown around like a Frisbee. At one point, it might have even seemed like the ship ton of picks the Redskins sent off to the Rams (three first rounders and one second rounder) in exchange for the right to draft the Baylor QB might’ve been worth it. That seems like a long time ago.
Well, as of today, March, 7th 2016, the end of one of the most infamous and frustrating eras in Washington D.C has come to an end. And no, I’m not talking about the passing of the late Jude Scalia.
RG3 came into this league with great promise. Drafted second overall in 2012, Griffin captivated fans with his running back quality legs as well as his rocket arm. However, his rookie season ended in dismay as much as it did success.
During an attempt to scramble versus the Baltimore Ravens, Griffin took a wrecking-ball scale hit from Ngata that ended the season for the youngster, and essentially any hope of the Redskins advancing in the playoffs. Since then, RG3 has been in a perpetual state of comeback mode.
Unfortunately, 2 more injuries since then have hindered that comeback process. A minor knee injury early in the 2015 preseason sent Griffin tumbling down the depth chart behind the recently franchised tagged Kirk Cousins and the former Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.
So now, after not playing a single regular season snap in all of 2015, Griffin now heads out into the mysterious and anxiety causing world of free agency. There’s no doubt that some team will give the former first round pick a shot, the question is, will he get the chance to start?
People will point to teams like the Browns, Rams or 49ers as the most likely landing spots, due to their glaring needs under center. But, is an injury prone scrambling quarterback really what a team in the midst of a re-build needs to build around?
What about the Rams? L.A is a team that is one competent signal caller away from taking over the NFC. Are they actually going to think Griffin is the guy to put them over the top? I doubt it.
The 49ers could make sense I suppose. If Chip Kelly was able to milk ten wins out of a young Nick Foles, then there’s a chance he could do the same for Griffin, especially in a system that seems much for suited for his skill set than it was for Foles.
However, the 49ers hold the 7th overall pick in this year’s draft. Which means they will more than likely have at least one or two of the top quarterback prospects available to them. If somebody like Goff, Wentz or Lynch is available, don’t expect Chip Kelly to pass that up.
More than likely, I believe RG3 will be heading to a team where he will be yet another backup with a first round pedigree. Jerry Jones has expressed his admiration for Griffin in the past, and if things go right, he could find himself as the heir apparent to Tony Romo (and that is a big ‘if’).
With the media hype around the former Washington savior having mostly died down, let’s hope Robert can find the right situation where he can move his career forward in the most positive manner possible.
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