The Washington Redskins have been talking about it for the last month or so, but the reports have officially been confirmed. Former second overall NFL Draft pick Robert Griffin III has been released by the Redskins.
The team has been talking about releasing him for the last month and it has finally been confirmed. ESPN reported that the team informed Griffin of his release Monday morning.
— ESPN (@espn) March 7, 2016
Griffin was taken second overall in the 2012 Draft and helped lead the Redskins to an NFC East division championship. He did this by throwing for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns while having the best interception percentage at just 1.3-percent.
He also ran for 815 yards and seven touchdowns on the year. This helped him win the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, but he has fallen off and not performed nearly as well since then.
In the 2013 and 2014 seasons he has thrown for 20 touchdowns and 18 interceptions total and just under 5,000 yards. That led to Kirk Cousins replacing him as the starter last season, where Griffin didn’t see the field at all.
The Redskins have reported that at least ten teams have already approached them about Griffin, so it doesn’t look like he will be without a job for too long. He took to Twitter Monday morning and said that he just has to push through this obstacle.
We have to face the challenges life presents and never back down. Keep Fighting!
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 7, 2016
This is the best attitude to have about this situation. Griffin is looking to turn his career around and he certainly has the right attitude to do it.
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