Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is attempting to bounce back from a disappointing sophomore campaign in the NFL, but it doesn’t look like he will be having overwhelming support from within the locker room.
There had been rumors swirling last season that Griffin was a polarizing figure in the team’s locker room, and that seems like it will continue being a story line in the 2014-15 season.
According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, the word around the league is that Robert Griffin III is not very well-liked by his Redskins teammates.
“Robert Griffin III is not very well liked in that locker room,” Miller said. “The feeling is he’s started to alienate some of his teammates on the offensive side of the ball, and I think a lot of that stems from his struggle to learn this new playbook, the new Jay Gruden system.
That creates a big problem, when you are supposed to be the leader of your team.
It will be interesting to see if this becomes more and more of a story as the season progresses, but it is certainly a cause for concern.
Dissension in the locker room last season was a contributing factor in the team’s struggles, and it is hard to imagine things getting any better when your starting quarterback is someone that is not well received by the men he is supposed to be leading.