While some may claim it's only about football, Colin Kaepernick remains without an NFL job at least in part due to his political activism. For Robert Griffin III, his lack of employment doesn't come with the same notoriety.
While Kirk Cousins weighs his options to sign a very lucrative multi-year contract or play in 2017 for $24 million, the quarterback the Redskins selected second overall in 2012 doesn't even have an invite to an NFL training camp.
The facts aren't great for Griffin. He didn't play very well in Cleveland last season, and injuries cost him the bulk of the schedule. Injuries, and infighting with coaches, cost him his career with the Redskins. Still, RG3 was great for a period of time, and it's hard to believe some team would not want to give him a shot.
Matt McGloin is on an NFL roster. David Fales in on an NFL roster. The 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year isn't at least as deserving as those guys?
In Cleveland last season, Griffin's numbers were ugly. He completed less than 60 percent of his passes in five starts, throwing two TDs and three INTs. He didn't look explosive, and hasn't for a few years.
It's highly unlikely RG3 will ever get back to the level of football he played as a rookie in 2012. There is zero evidence to support that. Yet, Griffin should probably go to training camp, somewhere. Not as a starter, but if nothing else, his arm strength warrants consideration as a backup or third QB for camp.
The reality for Griffin might be that NFL coaches would rather not deal with the attention he brings. It's entirely different than Kaepernick, but the social media posts from RG3 do bother people.
RG3 means well, but even at his Redskins peak, self-awareness was not his greatest strength. He did sit quietly behind Kirk Cousins in 2015, a model teammate, but perhaps the scope of Griffin's celebrity, still, is enough to scare off the rest of the NFL.
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