By Peter Gleason
With the Eagles and their fantasy football boss Howie Boy Roseman inching toward letting quarterback Sam Bradford walk into free agency, the question is:
Will the Birds take a bite on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III?
The Redskins are one day closer to closing the book on the RG3 era. The second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft has passed his exit physical, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, which means that nothing has changed in terms of RG3’s future. Namely, he will be released in the coming weeks (or, perhaps, days) and he’ll be free to sign with any of the 31 other teams.
Griffin’s next landing spot will be a topic of conversation right up until he ends up there. The Cowboys remain the early favorite, if for no other reason than owner and general manager Jerry Jones hasn’t hidden the fact that he’s a huge Griffin supporter.
“I’m a fan of RG3,” Jones said in November 2014. “Right on this [Dallas] field two years ago, or maybe it was three seasons ago, he put on a show and had a great game that just floored me. And [the Redskins] won — and they won in large part because of his play at quarterback. I thought, ‘My goodness, we’re going to have to be playing this guy for years and years.’ So he’s got it. Once you see a player do it, especially if you see him do it two or three times, you know he can do it. And of course he’s a driven young man. I’m a big admirer of RG3.”
Jones has also professed his love for Johnny Manziel, but with Manziel’s NFL future as uncertain as ever, Griffin would appear to move to the front of the line of young quarterbacks Jones could target in free agency.