Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (59) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

London Fletcher has some advice for Robert Griffin III


The Washington Redskins decided to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III for the end of the season in an effort to make sure he is healthy for next season. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is 99.9 percent sure he is retiring after the season and he had some parting advice for his team’s star quarterback.

“There are a lot of people that pulls and tugs at him, but I think really this a time for him to just kind of exhale,” Fletcher said of quarterback Robert Griffin III, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “If you look at it at the end of the year, he hurt himself, he didn’t have a chance to really exhale. This is a time for him to exhale, take a step back, re-evaluate different things and say, ‘Hey, what do I need to get to be the player that he knows he can, be the player that everybody knows he can be?’ That would be my advice for him.

“Really just take some time to clear his head and really decompress from everything that’s happened because he’s really been on a whirlwind if you think about it since his senior year at Baylor, or his last year at Baylor.”

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