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Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers, Broncos & Cowboys Could All Be Options For RGIII?

Update:

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media offered some speculative landing spots for Robert Griffin III when the Redskins officially release him in the coming weeks.

“I’ll give you two big options right off the top,” Rapoport said, via NFL.com. “The Kansas City Chiefs, who have Andy Reid, who has propped up quarterbacks for years. (Griffin) can learn to throw from the pocket under that system. Another potential name: the Philadelphia Eagles with one of Reid’s disciples, Doug Pederson. They’re looking for some quarterback depth there, especially if they don’t re-sign Sam Bradford.

According to Rapoport, the 49ers, Broncos and Cowboys could also be options for RGIII.

Rapoport mentions that the 49ers would, obviously, only be an option if they were to move on from QB Colin Kaepernick.

However, Rapoport doesn’t see the Texans being in the market for a quarterback who could be destined for another shot in the NFL at some point.

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Jason Cole of B/R has spoken to three teams who are interested in bringing in current Redskins QB Robert Griffin III once he’s available.

While Cole doesn’t name any of the three teams he’s spoke to, he says there are very specific conditions for any of these teams signing RGIII. According to Cole, the interested clubs want Griffin to reinvent himself as a pocket quarterback.

No matter where RGIII goes, he’s going to be asked to be a backup quarterback, so if he’s willing to sit and work on being a more effective pocket quarterback, Cole mentions that he has at least three teams willing to give him that opportunity.

Redskins president Bruce Allen also expects RGIII to have his choice between a few teams once he’s released.

“I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team,” Allen said, via Mighty1090.com. “We’ve heard from some teams that are interested. I think he’s going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future.”

Washington moving on from Griffin is a foregone conclusion, but it could still be a few weeks before he’s officially released.

For what it’s worth, the Cowboys, Rams, 49ers and Browns have all come up as speculative landing spots for Griffin.

Griffin, 25, was in the final year of his four-year, $21,119,098 rookie contract when Washington elected to pick up his fifth-year option worth $16.2 million last year.

However, they elected to bench him and make RGIII their third-string quarterback to prevent him from getting injured, which would have made his $16.2 million in 2016 fully guaranteed.

In 2014, Griffin appeared in nine games and threw for 1,694 yards while completing 68.7 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and six interceptions.

We’ll have more regarding where RGIII could end up as the news is available.

  • Mike DeLeo

    No no no I don’t want this fragile lame QB in Philly

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