Last Thanksgiving, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III had a national coming-out party in Dallas, generating a passer rating of 131.8 and a completion percentage in excess of 70 as part of a four-touchdown day.
This Thanksgiving, Griffin finds himself at the center of an ever-growing firestorm of controversy, with a constant stream of stories and reports and rumors attacking his skills (or lack thereof), his health (or lack thereof), and his leadership qualities. (Or lack thereof.)
From ongoing questions about his knee to a perceived failure to shoulder blame for the team’s struggles to his father making an unconventional visit to the locker room after a deflating loss to offensive linemen not helping him up to a possible coaching change and the inevitable question of whether Griffin pulled a behind-the-scenes Magic Johnson, it’s fair to ask whether the Redskins regret sending three first-round picks and a second-round pick to St. Louis for the privilege of trading up four spots to get Griffin.
It’s a topic that was debated on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, with Erik Kuselias joining me on the right side of the argument, and Ross Tucker and Shaun King tag-teaming on the wrong side of the debate.
Either way, the Rams currently are on track to get a top-five draft pick as the final piece of the RGIII trade puzzle.