By Dwayne Haskins (16')
Known as the electrifying playmaker out of Baylor University, Robert Griffin the 3rd was one of the best players in the NFL prospect pool. Andrew Luck and RG3 went back and forth between who was best prospect in the class. RG3 exhibited 4.4 speed, laser rocket arm and leadership but he had came with previous injuries. Luck on the other hand was a more reliable, consistent and smart quarterback every franchise could use.
Despite being selected 2nd, the Redskins still drafted his later successor in Kirk Cousins in the 4th round. We to this day still don’t know why the Skins decided to draft both quarterbacks but obviously they had a plan.
RG3 was the Rookie of the Year in his first campaign leading his team to the NFL Playoffs. Despite a great year he had injured his reconstructed knee again against the Seahawks. RG3 had a lot of publicity on his timetable to return because of how quick athletes returned from ACL injuries. He had came back the following year and had played decently despite not being 100 percent before fracturing his ankle.
Captain Kirk later replaced RG3 due to his numerous injured. In the 2015 season RG3 was benched and put on injured reserved later leading to his release from the nation’s capital. Now that his time is over as a Redskin there are three places that I can see him ending up.
One place is the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo who is 35 years old similar to RG3 has had many injuries and hasn’t played a complete season in 5 years. RG3 can come in and back up Romo in his home state the Lone Star. It is highly likely that he will play due to Romo’s knack for injury. As Jerry Jones is looking for an eventual successor, the Cowboys make sense here.
Another place is the San Francisco 49ers. New head coach Chip Kelly really likes mobile quarterbacks and RG3 fits the mold here. Colin Kaepernick who is looking for a way out of the Golden Gate Bridge would have to find his replacement.
Last place would be the Houston Texans. Another team from his home state. The Texans need a quarterback really bad. Their pro-style, zone run-blocking scheme would be perfect for RG3 so they can utilize him on the edge in sprint out and deep play action throws. Even if the Texans were to sign him they still would likely draft another qb.
We still believe RG3 has a bright future as it was evident in his first year as a rookie. Despite injuries and setbacks such as being benched we fully expect RG3 to get an opportunity somewhere else in the league.