Free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III is “very much” interested in joining the Los Angeles Rams, according to Vincent Bonsignore of The Los Angeles Daily News.
Griffin was just released by the Washington Redskins after spending the first three years of his career with them, starring as a rookie before tearing knee ligaments and thus losing his mobility as a dual-threat quarterback. Griffin has shown flashes of potential as a pocket passer, but has been unable to stay consistent.
Despite that, he could be just what the doctor ordered in the run-heavy offense of Rams coach Jeff Fisher. By letting star running back Todd Gurley carry the lion’s share and be used on an as-needed basis, Griffin can become the draw that the Rams need in their new home.
Given how the Rams are currently planning to use veteran backup and spot starter Case Keenum at quarterback right now, there really isn’t anything to lose in signing a former No. 2 overall pick in Robert Griffin III. Yes, Griffin’s production is going to be hit-or-miss and he is injury prone, but that just means that they’ll have a viable backup in Keenum in case that hurdle makes an appearance.
Simply put, the Rams would be cheating themselves out of a prime opportunity in not signing Robert Griffin III.
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