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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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Following a Friday "chat" with new GM Scot McCloughan, ESPN Washington's Chris Russell came away believing Griffin "stands a very good chance of staying" with the Redskins in 2015.
McCloughan said he believes Griffin "needs more time" to be developed and evaluated, and noted Brett Favre needed two full years to learn Mike Holmgren's system after the Packers traded for him early in Favre's career. McCloughan is an ex-Packers scout. Griffin turns 25 next month and is owed an affordable $3,269,877 in base salary. He's going to face competition in training camp, but all signs point to RG3 remaining a Redskin in 2015. Jan 9 - 3:40 PM

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Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn't commit to Robert Griffin III as his 2015 quarterback.

"It's all a part of the evaluation process," Gruden said of his quarterback situation. "We're going to take this thing very slow. ... Until that position is earned, you have to have a competition." Various reports have suggested Gruden essentially has no interest in making RGIII his franchise quarterback, but the decision may not be up to him. RGIII's future in Washington figures to be one of the dominating storylines of the offseason.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 27-of-41 passes for 336 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Washington's 44-17, Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

He added six carries for 19 yards and a second touchdown, but also lost a fumble which Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer housed for a score. Both of RGIII's picks were tossed into too tight of coverage, while his fumble came on a play where he should have gone down earlier. He never got in rhythm as a passer, with big chunks of his yardage coming after the catch from DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Griffin closes the book on 2014 having committed eight turnovers while accounting for just five touchdowns. He's not a fit for coach Jay Gruden's conservative, pass-happy offense, and Gruden doesn't appear particularly interested in making him one. It will be a disaster waiting to happen if RGIII is back as Washington's starter in 2015. A trade would be best for his fantasy future, but clueless owner Daniel Snyder likely won't be willing to sell low on someone he believes is his franchise player.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) is active for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

RGIII is on the DFS radar against the Cowboys' bend-but-don't-break defense. It's possible Dallas will begin resting starters in the second half. Inactive for the Redskins are RB Chris Thompson, CB Kenny Okoro, G/C Josh LeRibeus, OG Rishaw Johnson, DT Travian Robertson, WR Leonard Hankerson and LB Steve Beauharnais.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is probable for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

RGIII was limited in practice this week but is good to go as a legit QB1 streaming option in the finale. He's one of our favorite daily-league plays of the week.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

There's been no indication RGIII's Week 17 availability is in doubt. His status will be updated on Friday, but he should be fully expected to go against the Cowboys.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Griffin banged his right (throwing) shoulder Saturday while taking a sack from Eagles DT Fletcher Cox. It doesn't sound like anything too major, as RG3 was able to make some throws Wednesday.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:46:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:01:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:05:00 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.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 05:37:00 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.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 02:44:00 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.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:06:00 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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:52:00 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.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:30:00 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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 03:06:00 PM