Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s career certainly hasn’t gone the way he thought it would after an incredible rookie season. He was drafted with the No. 2 overall in 2011 and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after leading Washington to the NFC East championship.
However, his lack of production coupled with his amount of injuries led to him eventually being benched before the 2015 season began. Kirk Cousins, who was drafted the same year as Griffin three rounds later, came in and had a terrific season, throwing for 4,166 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while leading the Redskins to the division championship.
It now looks like the Redskins are, unsurprisingly, going to part ways with the former Heisman Trophy winner.
With the #Redskins season over, they'll release RGIII. Just a matter of timing. Was important to owner Dan Snyder he be on the team all year
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2016
In 37 career appearances, 35 of which were starts, Griffin threw for 8,097 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions, with a 69.3-percent career completion percentage. He also rushed for 1,480 yards and eight touchdowns, seven of which came during his rookie year in 2012.
Griffin certainly still has all the right pieces to play somewhere in the NFL and some teams, including the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, have already expressed interest in making him a part of their roster.
It’s pretty clear that Griffin is still going to be a part of somebody’s roster, it just won’t be Washington’s.
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