Quarterback Robert Griffin III isn’t officially on the open market yet, but there isn’t anyone that expects him back in Washington for a fifth season in Washington.
The Redskins have been circumspect about their plans for Griffin, but neither they nor anyone else is going to pay him more than $16 million for the 2016 season and everyone knowing that makes a trade a long shot. In an interview with Dan Sileo on The Mighty 1090 in San Diego, team president Bruce Allen said that he expects to see Griffin land with another team of his choosing.
“I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team,” Allen said. “We’ve heard from some teams that are interested. I think he’s going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future.”
The question then is when the Redskins will cut Griffin loose and let him start working on that next stop. That should come in the near future since placing the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins has to happen by a March 1 deadline. Whether they use the tag or sign Cousins, the team will need to reorganize under the cap ahead of free agency and Griffin’s departure will be a big part of that.