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|Gruden names RGIII starter for 2015 -- Wed Feb 18 4:45 pm --|
Matt Cavanaugh will be quarterbacks coach
|Despite a tumultuous third NFL season in which he missed significant time because of injury, returned and got benched, then was re-inserted into the lineup for the final two games, Robert Griffin III will enter the 2015 campaign as the Washington Redskinsí starting quarterback, Coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: Gruden also said he'd like to see improvement from Griffin who is coming off his worse season as a pro (1694-4-6). Griffin was benched after Week 12 and there was some speculation that the Redskins would pursue other options at quarterback in 2015. He'll be a QB2 in re-draft leagues this summer.
|RG3 expected to start Week 16 -- Mon Dec 15 4:20 pm --|
Colt McCoy (neck) likely to be inactive
|Washington HC Jay Gruden said the plan is to start Robert Griffin III Saturday against the Eagles. (Washington Redskins on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Not that it will matter to most owners playing in their league's championship games, but Griffin looked as good as he has all season in Week 15 versus the Giants. The third-year quarterback completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 236 yards and a touchdown while running for 46 more yards. Were it not for a highly questionable fumble call in the end zone, RG3 could have also added a rushing score. However, with Washington's offensive line protecting poorly, he could be in for a long day on Saturday against the Eagles.
| RG3 could be in line for another start -- Mon Dec 8 4:05 pm --|
Colt McCoy suffered neck strain in Week 14
|Washington HC Jay Gruden said if Colt McCoy can't play Sunday against the New York Giants, then Robert Griffin III would get the start at QB. (Redskins on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It might be for the best for Washington's future. At 3-10 with a top-10 draft pick looking like a sure bet, the Redskins owe it to themselves to see if Griffin can show them enough over the final three games of the season so they can make a decision at the position. Despite the abundance of surrounding talent, however, fantasy owners can safely avoid the quarterback position in Washington for the rest of this season.
|Washington "done" with RG3? -- Thu Dec 4 7:20 pm --|
Local paper believes team "must part ways" with QB in 2015
|Although HC Jay Gruden had doubts about Robert Griffin III before coming to Washington in January, Griffin was his unquestioned starter from the offseason workouts through training camp to Week 1 of this season. After working with Griffin for more than 10 months, however, Gruden is now done with him, according to multiple people within the organization.
Through three preseason games and five starts in the regular season, Gruden has seen enough to realize that Griffin is at best a long-term project as a pocket passer. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: There has been plenty of speculation to support the notion that RG3 may be nearing his end in Washington and this only serves to further it. Griffin's inability to develop as a pocket passer and off-field comments haven't helped his cause in keeping his job either. Washington is on track to get a top-10 pick in next year's draft, so look for plenty of reports of a trade-up in the coming months as the team likely prepares to select another "franchise quarterback".