Damn, son. What happened to you, Robert Griffin III?
You mean to tell me you can’t beat out Kirk Cousins as the starting quarterback in Washington?
Aren’t you the guy who set the NFL on fire in your rookie season in 2012, throwing 20 touchdown passes, just five interceptions, a 102 quarterback ranking, and leading your team to the playoffs? Now, you can’t play in front of Cousins, or Colt McCoy, the second team quarterback? Now you are third team
So far this season, Cousins has thrown eight interceptions that opponents have turned into 35 points. His turnovers are a big reason Washington has a 2-4 record going into Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
And there is nothing Cousins is demonstrating that shows he has much of an upside, even if he cleans up the turnovers. But as bad as Cousins has been, the team has not turned to McCoy to replace him as the full time starter.
So, obviously, Washington thinks McCoy stinks. And, they must think Griffin III really, really stinks. The fall of Robert Griffin III from budding superstar to third team is stunning. He has been done in by poor play, and terrible coaching.
Washington coach Jay Gruden is a joke. The man has no idea what he is doing. I mean, how did he even get the job, because he is Jon Gruden’s brother?
When a quarterback with the talent Griffin III has doesn’t work, it is usually a two-fold thing. The franchise has failed to nurture his talents, which Washington is certainly guilty of. But this is on Griffin III, most of all. He relied too much on his superb athletic ability, which he no longer has due to the injuries. He hasn’t developed the intangibles needed to play the position consistently.
The above issues are precisely why his career in Washington is over.
The best thing the Redskins can do at this point is to rid themselves of Griffin III. He has been inactive for all but one game this season. The dynamic player they traded three, first-round picks, and second-round pick, to the St. Louis Rams in 2012 to draft him with the No. 2 overall pick, no longer exists.
Griffin III has gone from budding superstar to being one of the biggest draft busts ever.