Is the end of the Robert Griffin III saga in Washington near? An ESPN report suggests it just might be.
According to the report, front office officials and coaches are prepared to move on from Griffin but they are meeting resistance from ownership. There have been trade talks involving Griffin but there has been no interest.
But, in any case, it appears that Griffin’s time as the starting quarterback here is near an end. According to the report, from Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, there is a “groundswell of support from a strong segment of football people within the organization to change quarterbacks.”
In terms of either trading or releasing Griffin, they are meeting resistance from owner Daniel Snyder. It is uncertain if coach Jay Gruden, general manager Scot McCloughan, and others in the football part of the operation have the authority to remove Griffin from the roster against Snyder’s wishes.
But it is clear that McCloughan and Gruden can start either Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy over Griffin. Per the report, they are “determined” to do so.
It appears that the end game is in process. Per the report, Gruden and McCloughan have made up their minds that they think the team is better off without Griffin. Snyder needs to be convinced that it is the way to go or perhaps Griffin will ride out the season on the bench.
It’s going to be a messy week, folks. Buckle in. But the good news is that this mess could be over in a week or so.
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