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RG3 signs contract, should spark wave of deals

Washington Redskins' Griffin III talks to reporters after a rookie minicamp in Ashburn

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the second overall pick in last month’s NFL draft, smiles as he talks to reporters after a rookie minicamp at the team’s training facility in Ashburn, Virginia May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Let the floodgates open.

In a deal that should spark more movement among unsigned first-rounders, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III signed his contract this morning, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

PFT has confirmed the deal is for four years, and that it’s worth a total of $21,119,098, which includes a $13,799,344 signing bonus.

Griffin wanted to have the deal done by Monday when rookies reported, but he wasn’t there as the two sides haggled over offset language.

The issue of whether the team would be on the hook for future payments if he’s cut and signed by another team seems moot in RG3’s case. If, in four years, he’s played so poorly that he’s on another roster, then owner Dan Snyder has bigger problems than a few dollars that might go toward new socks.