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Two Teams Have Spoken To Redskins About Trading For Robert Griffin III

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that at least two teams have spoken to the Redskins about the possibility of trading for QB Robert Griffin III.

  • Schefter adds that RGIII is control of this situation, seeing as any trade would require him to sign off on a new contract.

The only way a trade would take place is with a restructured contract, given that he’s in line to make a $16.2 million salary in 2016.

Redskins president Bruce Allen confirmed that he has heard from interested teams in RGIII.

“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 appears there is more options than just releasing him outright.

For what it’s worth, the BroncosCowboys, 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.

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