Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen has confirmed that quarterback Robert Griffin III will not be back with the team in 2016.
“I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team,” Allen told the Dan Sileo Show on The Mighty 1090 in San Diego this week. “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.”
Who might those teams be? Some suggested fits for the 2012 offensive rookie of the year, who is only 26 years old and was a No. 2 overall selection just four years ago…
Los Angeles Rams: The glitz and glamour of LA would offer Griffin a natural opportunity to become the face of a franchise that is also rebuilding and just so happens to be in desperate need of a quarterback. He’d also have a top-tier running back and a decent offensive line. Of course, the Rams still lack an offensive coordinator, so there’s a lot to be determined here.
Denver Broncos: Talk about support. And hell, if Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler were good enough to win a Super Bowl with that defense, Griffin might actually have a chance in Denver. I do think Osweiler’s a better option to start, but RG3 would make a lot of sense here either as a starter or backup entering camp.
San Francisco 49ers: I mean, you have to admit it would be fun to see what Chip Kelly would do with him. Griffin would be capable of battling another mobile pivot in Colin Kaepernick.
New Orleans Saints: Here’s a place where Griffin could land with little pressure and the ability to hone his game under a Hall of Famer. Drew Brees is 37, so the Saints would benefit from having an extremely talented backup to step up if he’s forced to miss time.
Buffalo Bills: He’d be a perfect backup for Tyrod Taylor.
And no, the Cowboys weren’t an accidental omission. Griffin is indeed a terrible fit for that offense, which relies on precision from a quarterback forced to carry much of the load. And Dallas can’t afford the potential distraction.