RGIII leaves an interesting note in his locker after clearing out his Washington Redskins’ locker for the final team, as the Redskins will likely cut him.
Robert Griffin, III, better known by most as RGIII, left behind a note in his Washington Redskins locker, essentially leaving a Mother Teresa quote for his likely former teammates to decipher. It is largely expected that the Redskins will cut Griffin this offseason, as the former No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft didn’t play a single snap in the 2015 NFC East Championship season.
While Griffin could not control that head coach Jay Gruden didn’t want to play him at all this season, choosing to go with former third round quarterback Kirk Cousins under center in 2015, RGIII was in full control of leaving this note for the entire Washington organization to read.
The Redskins traded away a ton of draft picks to move up to No. 2 overall to select Griffin, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback out of Baylor, in the 2012 NFL Draft. While he led the Redskins to an NFC East Championship in 2012, he tore his ACL in the Wild Card Round of the NFC Playoffs that season against the Seattle Seahawks at home and was never the same.
Washington and the former Heisman Trophy winner were at odds ever since the ACL tear, leading to owner Daniel Snyder firing former head coach Mike Shanahan and his entire staff after the 2013 NFL seasons. New head coach Gruden didn’t seem to care for RGIII’s ego centric attitude that was a huge distraction for his struggling football team.
After benching RGIII in favor of Cousins, the Redskins went on to make the NFC Playoffs for the first time in three seasons, as easily the least dysfunctional team in the NFC East. Griffin only dressed for one game this season and never saw the field for Gruden in 2015.
With Griffin clearly still miffed about not playing at all in 2015, it seems that he was on the only person in the Redskins’ locker room that wasn’t in good spirits about the club’s strong season. Where will RGIII land in 2016?