Robert Griffin III rumors now include interest from the Los Angeles Rams. These Griffin rumors were spurred by Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who stated that the team has to consider signing him during the NFL offseason. A report from NBC Sports on Wednesday, March 23, shows that the Rams might be looking for a new option at quarterback. This is despite still having Case Keenum and Nick Foles under contract. Fisher spoke at length about the possibility of signing Griffin as a free agent.
“I think it’s something we have to consider. We’ve looked at the tape. I was very impressed with him prior to the draft. It’s a position we need to upgrade, but we can win games with Case”
While making sure to show some respect to Case Keenum, Jeff Fisher has also propelled a new round of Robert Griffin III rumors. Now the Los Angeles Rams are going to officially be linked to Griffin until he makes a decision this offseason. It’s certainly possible that the Rams could look to go into camp with three quarterbacks, allowing Griffin an opportunity to compete for the starting job. A quarterback controversy that includes Keenum, Foles, and Griffin could certainly bring more eyes to the Rams as they return to Los Angeles.
During the 2015 NFL season, the then St. Louis Rams finished 7-9 and third place in the NFC West. The team has a lot of bright spots, including star running back Todd Gurley. Head coach Jeff Fisher will have a chance to continue putting pieces around him, including the No. 15 selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. A recent mock draft from NFL.com links the Rams to Mississippi receiver LaQuon Treadwell. He looks to be locked into the top 20 selections coming off the board on draft day and the Rams could really use a receiver with his talents.
The reason for the new Robert Griffin III rumors is that the quarterbacks for the Los Angeles Rams have been inconsistent in the past. During the 2015 NFL season, Nick Foles saw a majority of the action at quarterback. He completed 56.4 percent of his passes for 2,052 yards and seven touchdowns. Foles had 10 interceptions, though, as he had trouble not turning the ball over. Case Keenum completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 828 yards and four touchdowns in limited action.
Robert Griffin III was with the Washington Redskins over four seasons before the team decided to cut him. He missed the entire 2015 NFL season due to injury and the franchise didn’t feel that his fifth-year salary was worth the cost. Over his first three years with the Redskins, Griffin had a 14-21 record as the starting quarterback. He completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 80,97 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions. The Redskins decided to hand the ball to Kirk Cousins, who had a strong 2015 season for the team.
There have been various Robert Griffin III rumors since midway through the 2015 NFL season. Many teams have been linked to him since the offseason began, with the Dallas Cowboys leading the list of possible destinations. Griffin still remains a free agent, though, and the 2016 NFL Draft begins on April 28. This means teams have a limited window to decide whether to go after a player like Griffin or to wait and draft a quarterback.
The Washington Redskins felt that a salary of about $16.2 million for the 2016 NFL season was too high. Every other team agreed with the Redskins, as they could not find a trading partner. The end result was Robert Griffin III getting cut and it allows him to become an unrestricted free agent. Will Jeff Fisher convince the Los Angeles Rams to give him a contract now?
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