All signs point to the Redskins parting ways with quarterback Robert Griffin III this offseason meaning the former Heisman Trophy winner may soon need to find a new football home...or return to his former one.
Griffin's college coach at Baylor, Art Briles, said Thursday that the Dallas Cowboys would be a good fit for Griffin.
"You could have a dream. That would probably be making it come true," Briles said during Senior Bowl practice. "That would be a great place for him. It's a great organization; being back in Texas and with the Cowboys and having a chance to get in there under Romo for three years. Not that they need to sell tickets, but it wouldn't hurt ticket sales."
Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman also mentioned this as a possibility earlier in the week.
The Cowboys are in desperate need of a dependable backup quarterback after the team collapsed in 2015 in the wake of Tony Romo's shoulder injury. Backups Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore combined to go only 1-11 in Romo's absence.
Adding Griffin would not only fill a need for the Cowboys, but it would also be the type of flashy move owner Jerry Jones is known for.
A fifth-year option worth $16.155 million for 2016 virtually guarantees that the Redskins will cut Griffin. That's simply too much money for a backup quarterback which is exactly what Griffin will be in Washington after the ascension of Kirk Cousins in 2015.
As much sense as it makes for Dallas to pick him up, however, does it make sense for Griffin?
Yes, he grew up in Texas and played college ball in Waco, but I doubt the No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 draft is ready to settle for a backup role. Griffin was the starting quarterback for the Redskins for three seasons and won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2012. At 26 years old, chances are Griffin believes he can be a starter and is more likely going to sign with a team in which he can compete for the starting job right away.
"He understands commitment and he's a guy that has been at an elite level for such a long time a minor setback like this certainly won't deter any of his plan of action over the next few years," Briles said of Griffin. "He's going to end up being what he always could be and that's one of the best guys on the field."