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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
College: Baylor
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The Redskins plan to give Robert Griffin III more preseason snaps than usual in an effort to get him more comfortable in the offense.
Griffin was a predictably horrific fit in the first year of Jay Gruden's offense last season, though he did seem to make some strides down the stretch. At training camp, Gruden explained away his all-too-public 2014 rift with Griffin as, "That's what you gotta do, that's part of being a young coach and young quarterback." Griffin has reportedly looked "sharp" in early practices. Jul 31 - 3:46 PM

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Redskins sources tell the Washington Post that Robert Griffin III "exhibited growth" this offseason.

Mike Jones' report comes six days after an "anonymous offensive coach" told ESPN that Griffin was "done." Although the Redskins are apparently cautiously optimistic about RGIII's 2015, Jones reports "nobody is ready to launch a 'He’s baaaack!' campaign yet." Griffin was a special talent before injuries started sapping his explosiveness, but it's hard to see him regaining his rookie form.
Jul 28 - 7:05 PM

An anonymous offensive coach told ESPN's Mike Sando that Robert Griffin III is "done and there's no coming back."

"The injury slowed his legs, and his ego will not allow him to hit rock bottom and actually grind his way back up the right way," the coach continued. In a poll of 35 coaches and personnel executives, the vast majority felt this way. "To get better in this league, you have to have a degree of humility," a personnel director said. RGIII was ranked as the league's 28th-best quarterback in the poll, finishing ahead of only Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer, Matt Cassel and Geno Smith.
Jul 22 - 9:34 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he's seen growth in Robert Griffin III under new QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh.

Last year, the quarterbacks coach position was filled by Gruden himself. Cavanaugh has been coaching in the league since 1995, winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2000. "Bringing all that knowledge and experience, I think it’s helping everybody," said Griffin. As Griffin's fifth-year option for 2016 is not guaranteed, RG3 is entering a make-or-break season in Washington.
Jul 5 - 8:24 AM

Coach Jay Gruden said Robert Griffin III did an "excellent job every day" during OTAs and minicamp.

We'd normally brush off this kind of standard coachspeak, but Gruden wasn't afraid to express his displeasure with Griffin last year. For now at least, it appears the coach is in RG3's corner. "When you have the same system going in for year two, I think he’s going to get better," Gruden said. "You can see the progress every day that he makes, and it’s exciting to watch." Griffin will be starting Week 1 in his make-or-break fourth NFL season.
Jun 22 - 7:50 AM

Coach Jay Gruden expects a "big jump" from Robert Griffin III heading into his second year in Gruden's system.

"You’re not really thinking about who’s where, what’s my footwork," Gruden said. "Everything should come a lot more natural for you, and hopefully, we see that transition from year one to year two in this system with the terminology and knowing where to go with your footwork and anticipation of getting the ball out quicker." It's a much different tone than the one Gruden took late in 2014. RGIII still isn't a natural fit for Gruden's system, while Gruden appears to have little interest in catering it to his quarterback. RGIII will be under constant threat of benching in 2015.
May 11 - 2:39 PM

Robert Griffin III is more likely to get benched now that the Redskins have picked up his $16.1M 2016 option.

The only way that $16.1M becomes guaranteed is if Griffin suffers a serious injury that spills into the 2016 season. So if he's struggling and it becomes increasingly clear that he's not turning the corner as a franchise quarterback, there will be a ton of motivation for the Redskins to get him off the field. The absolute worst-case scenario would be paying Griffin that gargantuan salary when the team doesn't even want him. RG3 already has two ACL tears on his resume (one at Baylor, one with the Redskins).
Apr 28 - 8:08 AM

The Redskins will pick up Robert Griffin III's $16.1 million 2016 option.

It's not a huge deal as the option is only guaranteed for injury. If the Redskins want to cut ties with Griffin after this season and avoid paying him that $16M, they can do so (as long as he's not hurt). RG3's career was always going to be at a crossroads this season regardless of the option, as he must prove he can sustain health and be a fundamentally sound NFL quarterback in Year 4. His own coach, Jay Gruden, appeared very skeptical of that last year.
Apr 27 - 8:57 AM

Robert Griffin III "wouldn't be bummed" if the Redskins exercised his 2016 team option.

Impact players often lament the option since it buys teams time in long-term talks, but RGIII realizes his precarious position in Washington. "They can pick up the option — or they can decide not to pick up the option," RGIII, factually, said. "It'll work out either way. I'm focused on this year." Although the option would be guaranteed for injury only, we expect the Redskins to pass, especially considering RGIII's injury history.
Apr 20 - 1:39 PM

Robert Griffin III will get together with Redskins pass catchers in Florida next week for a round of offseason workouts.

Many -- if not all -- quarterbacks around the league do this, but it's nice to see RGIII taking charge and getting together with his receiving corps. His attention to detail and classroom habits have been brought into question the past couple years. Taking a new approach this season, RGIII says "it's not talking about it; it's about being about it." He sits atop the depth chart for the time being.
Apr 10 - 8:38 AM

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Robert Griffin has the starting job "right now."

Assuming the Redskins don't shock the world and snag a quarterback at No. 5 overall, Griffin will run as the first-string quarterback through the offseason program. It doesn't necessarily mean he'll be under center come Week 1. Gruden, who benched a wildly ineffective RG3 last year, won't hesitate to turn to Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy. "He's got the starting job right now," Gruden said Monday. "Hopefully he takes it and runs with it."
Mar 26 - 7:48 AM

The Redskins are undecided on Robert Griffin III's fifth-year team option for 2016.

"We’ve had some early discussion on it," new GM Scot McCloughan said. "We’re still talking it through." The team has until May 3 to decide on the non-guaranteed, $16 million option. It's hard to see owner Dan Snyder letting McCloughan and coach Jay Gruden decide "no."
Mar 24 - 5:03 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes coach Jay Gruden wants to get rid of Robert Griffin III.

"If it were up to the coach, Griffin would be gone," Keim said. Griffin was named the starter in February, but that decision likely came from above Gruden's head. Griffin will be given every opportunity to solidify himself in the Redskins' lineup, but without the full support of the head coach, it is not a given Griffin will hold the starting job all season.
Mar 21 - 12:48 PM

Redskins president Bruce Allen believes Robert Griffin III still "has a high ceiling."

It's the second vote of confidence Griffin has received this week after coach Jay Gruden named him the starter. We're not sure where this optimism is coming from. Griffin had his worst year yet in 2014 and continued to struggle with injuries. 2015 will be a make or break season for the former Heisman winner.
Feb 20 - 11:05 AM

Coach Jay Gruden said Robert Griffin III will enter the season as the Redskins' starter.

"We will go into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy," Gruden said Wednesday. The coach re-watched all of RGIII's tape and seems to be comfortable with him atop the depth chart, ahead of Kirk Cousins. The Redskins are armed with the No. 5 overall pick in April's draft, but need to attack the offensive line and all three levels of the defense. RGIII will have a short leash. But if he's healthy -- a big "if" -- RGIII could be a value pick late in fantasy drafts.
Feb 18 - 1:10 PM