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49ers Emerging As A Landing Spot For Robert Griffin III?

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the 49ers are emerging as the one clear destination for free agent QB Robert Griffin III.

This is, of course, assuming that the 49ers complete a trade that sends QB Colin Kaepernick to either the Broncos, Browns or Jets.

While the Rams have come up as a potential landing spot for RGIII, sources tell Robinson that L.A. is sitting tight with their current group of quarterbacks.

The Broncos are reportedly considering several options at the position including Kaepernick, but Robinson says that trading for Kaep is their “top priority.”

With those two teams leaning in different directions, Robinson mentions that the path for Griffin “leads to the 49ers and Chip Kelly.

Robinson expects Kelly to be a “huge factor” in the pursuit of Griffin while pointing to Kelly’s offensive scheme as a great fit for a player like Griffin.

In the end, it’s unlikely that RGIII could do any better than a a short-term “show-me” contract with incentives included, so San Francisco wouldn’t be overextending themselves by bringing him in.

This also wouldn’t preclude them from drafting a young quarterback to develop.

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.

Washington just recently cut him loose.

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 have him featured in our Top 2016 Free Agents list.


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