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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
College: Baylor
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The Washington Post's Jason Reid writes Robert Griffin III is "expected to return" to the Redskins in 2015.
Profootballtalk reports RGIII's job status for 2015 was never in danger despite all of the reports stating otherwise in recent weeks. RGIII looked like his vintage self in a Saturday afternoon win over the Eagles, and suddenly things are peachy in D.C. RGIII has an opportunity to finish the season on a high note against the Cowboys in Week 17. Whether Jay Gruden returns as head coach remains unclear, but he's reportedly been told he'll be back. Dec 21 - 9:01 AM

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Robert Griffin III completed 16-of-23 passes for 220 yards and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Griffin looked more decisive from the pocket, and was able to go through his progressions when given time. His highlights were two 50-plus yard throws to DeSean Jackson. Grifin's interception came trying to force a pass to Jackson in double coverage, but he bounced back and led Washington to a game-winning drive. Griffin has a matchup against Dallas in Week 17.
Dec 20 - 8:05 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden's Tuesday comments about Robert Griffin III come across much softer in context.

"(It's) important for us to try to have some success on first and second down so we don’t have to drop back and throw it 30 times a game," Gruden said. "(When) you get behind, you get in third down, you get behind the chains, those have to be accomplished — the drop-back reads and progressions have to be accomplished, and that’s something we’re fighting through right now." Gruden's comments are non-controversial when taken in their full form, but came across as inflammatory in a series of tweets from the conference call. It took hours for the comments to be presented in their proper context. Regardless of today's brouhaha, Gruden is clearly not RGIII's No. 1 fan. It's hard to see the two coexisting for 2015.
Dec 16 - 5:37 PM

Speaking Tuesday, coach Jay Gruden said it's important for the Redskins to get an early lead in Saturday's game against the Eagles so they can limit Robert Griffin III's dropbacks and reading of the defense.

Gruden might as well have just come out and said he thinks RGIII stinks. Gruden also said Griffin needs to "get up quicker," and "avoid awkward hits and falls." He wants RGIII to be "more savvy." Gruden hates the way RGIII plays quarterback, and he's making sure he gets it on the public record before the offseason. Grudes has supposedly been told he'll be back for 2015, so it's seeming safer and safer to assume Griffin is a goner in Washington.
Dec 16 - 2:44 PM

The Redskins plan to start Robert Griffin III for Saturday's game against the Eagles.

Colt McCoy (neck) is expected to be inactive, meaning RGIII is getting the call over Kirk Cousins. Although he accounted for only one touchdown and took seven sacks, RGIII had arguably his best game of the season on Sunday, accounting for 282 total yards while averaging 8.74 yards per attempt. He would have had a second score if not for the NFL's draconian possession rules. Although Griffin has proven impossible to trust under coach Jay Gruden, he'll be an intriguing streamer against the Eagles' lousy pass defense.
Dec 15 - 3:06 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

Griffin replaced Colt McCoy on Washington's second drive. He completed his first six passes and threw a touchdown to Chris Thompson. Griffin also added five carries for 46 yards and had a rushing score overturned. His best throw was a 61-yard pass to Andre Roberts in the third quarter. The Redskins lost LT Trent Williams to injury and allowed seven sacks. Even if McCoy is cleared to return next week, Griffin played well enough that he should start the final two games.
Dec 14 - 4:52 PM

Speaking Thursday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he doesn't need to see any more of Robert Griffin III in action to know what he can and cannot do on a football field.

It essentially means Gruden has zero faith in RGIII's ability to get better. It's a damning indictment considering Gruden is currently going with pop-gun armed, journeyman Colt McCoy under center. RGIII has been horrendous in limited action this season, and Grudes apparently believes that's just who he is as a quarterback. RGIII badly needs a second chance with a different team. His affinity for drama makes him a poor fit on the circus-like Redskins. It's quite possible Griffin simply isn't the same since tearing up his knee in January 2013, but it's too early to throw in the towel.
Dec 11 - 1:30 PM

Robert Griffin III will be the Redskins' starter for Week 15 if Colt McCoy (neck) can't gain medical clearance.

Another week, another episode of As the RGIII Turns. Coach Jay Gruden was evasive when asked if McCoy would remain under center if cleared. It's obviously not a certainty, but we'd guess RGIII is reinserted against the Giants. The Redskins are accomplishing nothing by playing journeyman McCoy. RGIII has been dreadful in 2014, but it's not as if more time in Gruden's offense could hurt things long term.
Dec 8 - 3:06 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports there's a "real chance" Robert Griffin III makes more starts this season.

Schefter's report comes the same day the Washington Post reported coach Jay Gruden is "done" with RGIII, and wants him gone for 2015. If RGIII is forced back under center for more 2014 starts, you can bet the order came from the top and owner Daniel Snyder. Although we think more evaluation of RGIII would absolutely be right the call, Snyder's meddlesome ways continue to make the Redskins the most dysfunctional pro sports organization this side of the Raiders.
Dec 4 - 7:42 PM

The Washington Post reports Redskins coach Jay Gruden believes the franchise "must part ways" with Robert Griffin III in 2015.

According to "multiple people within the organization," Gruden is "done" with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 draft. Per columnist Jason Reid, Gruden believes RGIII is too much of a project as a passer, and that he's too focused on his off-the-field image. Gruden, of course, couldn't get rid of Griffin without owner Dan Snyder's approval, but the fact that such reports are beginning to leak is a sign Gruden and GM Bruce Allen will have Snyder's blessing. It's getting harder by the day to envision RGIII back in Washington next season.
Dec 4 - 6:43 PM

Sources tell the Washington Post it's "highly unlikely" Robert Griffin III will return to the Redskins next season.

On draft day in 2012, the Redskins gave the Rams their first-round picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in addition to a 2012 second-rounder for the right to take Griffin No. 2 overall. He was spectacular while leading the Redskins to the playoffs as a rookie, but suffered a career-altering ACL tear in the Wild Card game against the Seahawks. Since then, RG3 has tanked in terms of on-field performance, getting benched by Mike Shanahan late last year and again by Jay Gruden this year. Gruden appears to have convinced meddling owner Dan Snyder that the Redskins need to find a quarterback that fits his pocket-passer scheme, meaning Griffin can likely be had for pennies on the dollar this offseason.
Nov 27 - 9:20 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Redskins will announce Wednesday that Robert Griffin III has been benched for Colt McCoy.

After watching Redskins tape, NFL Films' Greg Cosell recently noted that RG3 "needs to go back to QB school." He is a mess mechanically and seems to have lost all of his confidence during an abysmal third NFL season. Per Schefter, the Skins still view Griffin as a "significant" part of their long-term plan, and hope to add better talent around him this offseason. With LT Trent Williams (knee/ankle) banged up, they'll throw McCoy to the dogs. Griffin is safe to drop in fantasy leagues of all sizes. It's fair to wonder if he will ever mesh with first-year coach Gruden. Despite Schefter's optimistic report, we suspect they won't.
Nov 25 - 11:22 PM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden hinted Robert Griffin III will be on a very short leash against the Colts.

"Well, we want to beat Indianapolis," was Gruden's response when asked how long RGIII will be allowed to settle in. "We want to win every game. And I have to put the people in there who (are) gonna help us win those games." Gruden went on in the same vein. It's crystal clear RGIII is now at weekly risk of in-game benchings. He's barely even a viable QB2.
Nov 25 - 2:14 PM

Robert Griffin III will remain the Redskins' starter for Week 13.

Speaking Monday, coach Jay Gruden said he had "every intent" to start RGIII against the Colts. RGIII was positively dreadful in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, but received little help from his teammates, particularly his offensive line. Nevertheless, 11 completions for 106 yards is not acceptable at the NFL level, and Griffin will be at risk of in-game benchings for the rest of the season. Even in a potentially high-scoring game with the Colts, RGIII will be a high-risk QB2.
Nov 24 - 3:08 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 11-of-19 passes for 106 yards and rushed four times for 11 yards in the Redskins' Week 12 loss to San Francisco.

He took five sacks and lost a fumble on Washington's final offensive play. One week after RG3 almost single-handedly torpedoed Jay Gruden's offense, the Skins' coaching staff attempted to simplify things for their quarterback by running the ball with a lot of volume against San Francisco's normally stout defensive front. Griffin essentially functioned as a game manager, doing nothing to help a red-hot Alfred Morris. The Skins stayed competitive for longer than expected in this game, but not because of their quarterback. We suppose Griffin deserves credit for "playing hard" against a swarming 49ers' pass rush, although we tend to believe all football players should "play hard." Not even in the fantasy QB1 conversation any longer, Griffin will be a risky two-quarterback-league option in Week 13 against the Colts.
Nov 23 - 7:22 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Kirk Cousins
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
4Chris Thompson
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Darrel Young
3RB1Roy Helu
2Silas Redd
FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Santana Moss
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Leonard Hankerson
3Ryan Grant
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Logan Paulsen
K1Kai Forbath