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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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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

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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.
Source: NFL.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

A letter from the Redskins to their "premium fans" does not list Robert Griffin III as part of their nucleus.

"The Washington Redskins thank you for your continued loyalty and support," read the letter. "Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The Redskins are poised to rebound next season!" Just two years ago, RG3 was collecting his Rookie of the Year award and was named to the Pro Bowl as the face of the franchise. Now he heads into the offseason not even knowing if he'll be back in Washington.
Feb 5 - 8:54 AM

Robert Griffin III said his ankle injury was a big factor in his struggles last season.

Griffin dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 and missed nearly two months. He returned for three games, but then embarrassingly got benched for Colt McCoy. Now Griffin's place with the Redskins is uncertain entering his fourth NFL season. "The biggest thing for me is coming back healthy," he said. "Last year I wasn't healthy, and it sucked, there's no other way to say it." Being injured certainly doesn't help, but Jay Gruden's questions about whether RG3 can succeed outside of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme are valid. His fundamentals have not progressed.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 29 - 9:56 AM

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

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