The Washington Redskins are looking for ways to upgrade the roster they had in 2013 that was one of the worst in the NFL. But while the team was hindered by not being able to spend in free agency last season, Washington is trying to change their fortunes in 2014.
Robert Griffin III won’t be a selling tool for Washington when it comes to luring in free agents, as Redskins beat writer John Keim notes RGIII doesn’t have that kind of pull yet.
If Alex Mack comes here it’s because the Redskins outbid everyone, not because of any player’s star power. Agents will steer clients who are receivers to teams with good quarterbacks; obviously it helps their stats and that leads eventually to more money. Players want to go where they can get paid and/or win. Do the latter and players will be attracted.
He was a rookie sensation, but he’s also directly linked to the problems the Redskins had internally in 2013. Even if he was largely innocent, the perception of RGIII as perpetrating some of the drama exists in the eyes of many and his one good season as rookie isn’t enough to excite veteran free agents looking for Super Bowl rings right now.