Redskins President Bruce Allen says he believes Robert Griffin III can resurrect his career—if he’s able to find the right situation.
“I think he’s going to get an opportunity, and it’s what he does with it,” Allen told ESPN 980’s Chris Cooley on Wednesday. “You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it. You go to another team and you hit the right environment and all the magic comes back to you.”
Griffin, who led the Redskins to a playoff berth in 2012 but did not play a single snap last season, is expected to be cut in the coming months. The team has until March 9th to release him or they'll be on the hook for his $16.2 million salary in 2016.
Allen did not mention a time frame for severing ties with Griffin, but he did recall a former quarterback who bounced around before finding his footing in Oakland, where Allen served as a senior executive from 1996-2003.
“Being back here in Oakland—I call this Oakland, by the way, not San Francisco—but being back here in Oakland, we had Rich Gannon who had gone to six or seven teams before he hit his stride with us and led the Raiders to the Super Bowl,” Allen told Cooley on Radio Row in Santa Clara, Calif.
“So,” Allen added, “I think [Griffin’s] going to get an opportunity, and it’s what he does with it.”
Asked who ultimately pulled the plug on RG3 in the preseason and made the switch to Kirk Cousins, Allen said the decision was Jay Gruden’s.
“That is Jay’s choice…well, the head coach and his assistant coaches determine who is going to play, whether it’s at quarterback or right guard,” Allen said.