Robert Griffin III
Washington has let head coach Jay Gruden know that he will be returning to the team in 2015, that means quarterback Robert Griffin III likely won’t be. Gruden has not been shy in his criticism of RGIII and it has become increasingly clear that the young quarterback’s time in the nation’s capital is likely coming to a close.
Griffin had an outstanding rookie season in 2012 as he completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,200 yards, with 27 total touchdowns and just five interceptions. His quarterback rating of 102.4 was excellent and he looked like a future star. But injuries and inconsistency have plagued him over the past two seasons and he has fallen off considerably. Still, there is no doubting the 24-year-old’s talent.
If the Bears hire the right head coach and/or offensive coordinator, Griffin could be a fit. Washington will be selling low on him, and Chicago could conceivably get him for a third- or fourth-round pick, with another late-round pick thrown in. That’s not much to pay for a guy who was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and who could still turn into a franchise cornerstone.
Griffin might be worth rolling the dice on if the Bears can unload Cutler on someone. In the right situation I believe he could get his career back on track.
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