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Robert Griffin III “Highly Unlikely” To Be Back With Redskins Next Year

Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that people within the Redskins’ organization say it’s “highly unlikely” that QB Robert Griffin III is back with the team in 2015.

Earlier in the week, Washington made the decision to bench a healthy RGIII in favor Colt McCoy.

According to Reid, HC Jay Gruden was able to convince owner Dan Snyder and team president Bruce Allen that this was the right move to make.

Synder and Allen are reportedly Griffin’s largest supporters, so the fact that Gruden was able to convince them that was the right decision could be an indication of Gruden’s pull within the organization.

Reid believes it’s time for Gruden to push for even changes such as hiring of a “top-notch” player-personnel official, increasing the team’s scouting budget and granting him even more contract in regards to the players being brought in.

Griffin, 24, still has another year remaining on his four-year, $21,119,098 rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $3,269,877 for the 2015 season.

Washington faces a tough decision regarding Griffin’s fifth-year option. However, his struggles this season make it seem unlikely that they will be willing to pick up this option given that it will run them close to $15 million for the 2016 season.

In five games, RGIII has thrown for 869 yards while completing 69.7 percent of his passes to go along with just two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Pro Football Focus has Griffin as the No. 23 ranked quarterback out of 39.