According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, the Seattle Seahawks would be one of the most likely landing spots if Robert Griffin III were to be cut by the Washington Redskins, which, at the moment, seems likely. Kirk Cousins has been named starting quarterback of the Redskins, ahead of Griffin, by head coach Jay Gruden.
The former second overall draft pick looks to be departing from Washington. This time, Griffin will get to choose his new team from potential suitors, instead of being chosen. One of the most likely suitors are the Seattle Seahawks.
King writes, “Seattle would be number one. GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll are always looking for an edge, and they won’t care about ruffling feathers with backup Tavaris Jackson. Griffin could learn a new offense with little pressure, seeing that Russell Wilson has never missed a start in 54 games since being drafted 73 spots after Griffin in 2012.”
Tarvaris Jackson has proven himself as a capable backup in his minimal playing for the Seattle Seahawks, but he has shown he wouldn’t be able to lead the team if the opportunity were to arise. Jackson is just 17-18 as a starter. Of course, Griffin’s record is even worse, at 14-21. But with Jackson nursing a minor injury, the Seattle Seahawks may look for a replacement early this season.
With the Seattle Seahawks, Griffin could play for a perennial Super Bowl contender, while, at the same time, the Seattle Seahawks would put a little pressure on him to win games.
Griffin could learn a lot by watching Russell Wilson from the bench, as the player who was drafted in the third round leads the Seattle Seahawks to victory time and time again.
One of the Seattle Seahawks’ divisional foes, the Arizona Cardinals, are also a candidate for the Redskins quarterback.
On the possibility of Griffin III going to Arizona, King writes, “Arizona would be number two. Bruce Arians likes Drew Stanton, I sense, but would be open to adding a third quarterback who might have to play and win games for a playoff contender, given Carson Palmer’s penchant for missing games. Palmer is 35 now, and the Cards could use one more insurance policy. Plus, Griffin has the kind of deep arm Arians would love.”
Robert Griffin III seems to have hit rock bottom, but who is to say that he cannot return to the greatness of his rookie season, when he won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award and led the Redskins to the playoffs before, ironically, falling to the Seattle Seahawks.
Do you think the Seattle Seahawks will make a transaction in order to acquire Robert Griffin III? If not, where do you see Griffin starting the NFL season? Finally, how do you think the Seattle Seahawks will fare in the upcoming season after losing in the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots in 2014?
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