| Quarterback, Washington Redskins
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|Draft: 2012 Round 1 (2)
Ht: 6’2” Wt: 223 DOB: 1990-02-12 Age: 24
|Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan spent big in order to move up in the draft to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and provide Washington with a franchise quarterback to match up against the other talented signal callers in the division. RGIIIís unique talents match up well with Shanahanís version of the west coast offense, which requires quarterbacks to spend plenty of time outside of the pocket, throwing on the run and scrambling for yards on the ground. At Baylor, Griffin was a monster operating out of the shotgun, throwing for 77 touchdowns and rushing for 32 more, but he will need to adapt his game in the NFL. He possesses an outstanding arm and blazing speed but the odds of him duplicating the season Carolinaís Cam Newton put together as a rookie seem slim. Griffin doesnít have Newtonís size and strength meaning he wonít be his teamís goal line back like Newton. The Redskins also donít have a true number one wideout like Newton had in Steve Smith but they do have a deep rotation of receivers that could be productive. If only the team had that type of depth along the offensive line, which has been a major concern and remains so heading into 2012. RGIII is an outstanding dynasty league prospect with a huge upside but fantasy owners are likely best served having him as a bench option in 2012.
|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".
|Redskins expected to start Colt McCoy -- Tue Nov 25 11:30 pm --|
RGIII headed to the bench
|The Washington Redskins are planning to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a team source. While Griffin is not a part of Washington's plan for Sunday's game, he still appears to be a significant part of the Redskins' long-term plan, per another source. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The momentum to bench RGIII has been building the last couple weeks and it appears will come to a head this Sunday. Given the state of the offense under Griffin, the turn to McCoy could give the passing game a positive bump. The Redskins face the Colts in Week 13, then STL, NYG, PHI and DAL.
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