Robert Griffin III and the Houston Texans are both entering the 2016 NFL offseason with a mutual interest. Houston is looking to improve on Brian Hoyer at the quarterback position and Griffin will be searching for a new home after his failed tenure with the Washington Redskins.
According to a report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, Griffin is eyeing Houston as a landing spot and the Texans are likely to have him on their radar.
Last season with the Redskins, Griffin ended up being beat out by Kirk Cousins for the starting job in preseason action. It was a humbling experience, especially due to the fact that Griffin had to sit on the sidelines and watch Cousins all year-long. He is ready to get back into the game and the Texans would be a perfect fit for him.
Throughout the 37 games that Griffin has played in his career, he has put up solid all-around numbers. He has completed 63.9 percent of his pass attempts for 8,097 yards, 40 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.
Why has Griffin been labeled a bust even though he has put up respectable career statistics? His injury issues have been well documented and the Redskins have been unable to rely on him. That is the main reason for the “bust” label that Griffin has been given.
Even though injuries have been a big deal for Griffin, there is still plenty of reason to believe that he can turn his career around and become a very good starting NFL quarterback.
At just 26-years-old, Griffin still has the body to bounce back from injury problems. His body can still recover fully and get him back to playing at a star level. Griffin’s only issue has been staying on-the-field and being a reliable starter for his team.
During the tenures where he has been able to stay healthy, Griffin has had a very productive career. He has the talent to be a starter at the NFL level and he has shown that time and time again. Griffin is an excellent playmaker and has proven himself to have an NFL caliber arm.
Houston saw Hoyer lead them to the playoffs last season, but they know that they will need a better quarterback than Hoyer to make a run in the postseason.
There is no question that the Texans are a quarterback away from being a serious contender in the AFC. J.J. Watt and the defense has enough playmaking talent to be a threat against any opponent. DeAndre Hopkins is one of the top wide receivers in the entire NFL, which will give the Texans’ quarterback a true No. 1 option.
Arian Foster has been one of the league’s top running backs when healthy, but the Texans made the move to release him. It was a sad move, but one that had to be made. Houston will now look to add a legitimate starting running back this offseason via free agency or the NFL Draft.
Could Griffin end up being the answer for the Texans? Absolutely. There is a chance that any quarterback could be the answer for a franchise that has been waiting to be a relevant playoff threat.
Griffin certainly looked like a franchise caliber quarterback during his rookie season with the Redskins when he led them to the playoffs.
Returning to the state of Texas may be exactly what the doctor ordered for Griffin’s career. He played his college football career at Baylor, which is located in Waco. Houston may not be a “homecoming” for Griffin, but it would be about as close as any player could ask for at the NFL level.
Do you think Robert Griffin III could be the answer that the Houston Texans are in need of finding? Could he turn his career around with a team like the Texans?
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