If the Internet was ever going to break, this rumor might do it: Robert Griffin III wants to join the Dallas Cowboys. So does Johnny Manziel. And Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be interested in both.
The report comes from Charles Robinson of Yahoo!, who writes, "sources close to both [Griffin and Manziel] are saying some very similar things about each quarterback and the Cowboys. Chiefly that each player would love to end up in Dallas, and that there is a real possibility (or hope) that team owner Jerry Jones will make that dream happen."
Griffin is done in with the Redskins, that's all but a formality now as Kirk Cousins has navigated Washington to the 2015 NFC East title. While all talk in D.C. is of a new contract for Cousins, that doesn't mean Redskins fans will be keen on RG3 suiting up for Dallas.
Coincidentally, or maybe not, when the Redskins played the Cowboys last week, two people on the sidelines wore custom RGIII jerseys (video above). Griffin saw them and said hello. Foreshadowing? Who knows.
Griffin is from Texas, went to school at Baylor, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has spoken highly of the former Heisman Trophy winner. Further, the 2015 Cowboys season imploded when starter Tony Romo broke his collarbone. A collection of inept backups suited up for Dallas after Romo's injury, and none proved capable. RG3 at his worst would likely be better than Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassell or Kellen Moore.
Robinson's report says both RG3 and Manziel have Dallas at the top of their list of possible destinations. Acquiring Manziel would require a trade, or Cleveland releasing him, and while Johnny Football has plenty of off-field issues, Jones has never shied away from a talented player with off-field issues and has publicly admitted his appreciation for Manziel's game.
But if Jones weighs the situation surrounding Manziel and Griffin, RG3 screams as the better option. Though Griffin's reputation took some hits from Mike Shanahan fallout, there are zero off-field issues concerning partying like those that come with Manziel. Further, Griffin has shown to be an elite NFL talent, albeit only for one year. Manziel has found zero success in the NFL.
This season, Griffin has been a good teammate and quiet backup QB. The social media? Largely silent, and certainly not controversial. RG3's latest post was just a Happy New Year's message:
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 1, 2016
Will Griffin land in Dallas? Will Manziel? Jerry Jones loves a good show, and this one might just be the beginning.