Ask any Redskins fan and the answer is obvious: Robert Griffin III is done in Washington, and Kirk Cousins will be the starter going forward. General Manager Scot McCloughan wouldn't say as much speaking Wednesday from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
"We have until March 9th," McCloughan said when asked what will happen next with RG3. That date represents the final days before free agency begins.
Griffin is currently under contract, though the team can release him following the Super Bowl. That is a virtual certainty to happen, and McCloughan did explain that Griffin cleared his postseason physical, the last remaining hurdle before his release from the Redskins.
The rise and fall of RG3 in Washington is one of the more amazing tales in the recent NFL. In 2012, Griffin was the biggest star in D.C. as the Redskins won the NFC East and he seemed to revolutionize the QB position. A few injuries and well-publicized disputes with coaches later, and Griffin is the odd man out, with former third-string QB Cousins the man fans shout about.
To his credit, when many expected otherwise, Griffin handled his benching this season like a true professional. And that was not lost on the general manager.
"He is a good football player, he is a really good person," McCloughan said of Griffin.
RG3 will have suitors once he hits the open market, and some believe he could land within the NFC East, including Troy Aikman (video above).