Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy in his final season with the Bears in 2011 and his success at the collegiate level promptly made him the second overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins paid a tall price in future draft picks to the St. Louis Rams (now in Los Angeles) to move up the board to get Griffin and at first this appeared to be a great move.
RG III assumed the starting role with the Redskins in his rookie season and quickly became the toast of the town in our Nation's Capital by leading Washington to a 10-6 record and a spot in the playoffs as the NFC East Champs. As quickly as he ascended to the top, the fall was even faster after suffering through three seasons of injury and insult that resulted in him being demoted to third string by head coach Jay Gruden before the start of the 2015 campaign. We all know what happened next in Washington's rise back to the top of the division under the guidance of its new starting quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Cousins is now in line for a huge payday, while Griffin will briefly spend some time on the unemployment line after his expected release in early March. There is probably quite a bit a football left in the former Baylor standout and if RG III can get his head screwed on straight he can still be a viable starter in the NFL.
TopBet has weighed-in on the situation with its prop bet odds as to which team will sign Griffin as a free agent. The Philadelphia Eagles are on that list as moderate +1200 longshots, but I get the feeling that new head coach Doug Pederson is resigned to keeping Sam Bradford as his starter with Mark Sanchez sticking around at least one more year to back him up.
The following link to my piece for Doc's Sports on this RG III player prop breaks down all the betting odds and offers my "best bet" pick as to which team will eventually give him that second chance to prove he is not a bust.
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