Washington Redskins: Is Robert Griffin III in the Best Interest of the Franchise?
Yes, without question, he is. Robert Griffin III, crossed every “T” and dotted every “i” during workouts at the NFL Combine on Sunday. Leaving many organizations and scouts completely sold on his capability of becoming a franchise Quarterback. Griffin was a top performer of the QB’s posting a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash and a 39 in. vertical jump. A few QB’s jumped further in the broad jump, however, his 10 inch jump was impressive.
RG3 envisioned the combine as a business trip. He expected to run a good 40, and rightfully so, he’s a former track star. Griffin was excited to meet with teams and get on the white board to prove his system at Baylor was more extensive than some thought. Griffin proved to be a man of his word.
According to Mike Mayock of the NFL Network, teams raved about how well RG3 handled himself, his overall football IQ, charisma, and leadership.
The Vikings, Browns, Redskins, Dolphins, Bills, Chiefs, and Eagles are all teams that met with Griffin this weekend. Seattle is a QB needy team, but chose not to interview him. Those are 7 of the top 15 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. The 2nd overall pick is open for business, as the St. Louis Rams are prepared to deal that pick away.
According to reports, Washington is fully prepared to trade with the Rams to draft Robert Griffin III. Including Philadelphia sports reporter, Howard Eskin who tweeted this on Sunday:
Now some Redskins fans may think that price is too steep, but Washington must be aggressive in solidifying the Quarterback position. The search for a franchise QB has been ongoing for far too long, and mediocrity will forever follow this team until they find one. Franchise Quarterbacks don’t grow on trees. You can’t purchase them at will. When the chance arrives for you to get one, and if the team feels that player is in the best interest of the franchise, no price is too steep.
This team has been at the bottom of the barrel for far too long, and it is time to bring burgundy and gold back to relevance.
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