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Griffin trade still unlikely, even though Washington would take anything

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Washington continues to hold out hope for a trade of Robert Griffin III, the only reason they haven’t already cut him. Per a league source, Washington would take anything they could get for Griffin — even a seventh-round draft pick.

Last week, team president Bruce Allen said, “We’ve heard from some teams that are interested,” an acknowledgement that later was repackaged into a splash report from ESPN that at least two teams have talked to Washington about a possible trade.

Ultimately, it all hinges on Griffin’s willingness to re-do his contract before his current $16.155 million salary becomes fully guaranteed on March 9. As PFT has reported, Griffin would consider it for the right team, because if said “right team” is willing to give something up to get Griffin, it shows that the interest is genuine.

It nevertheless remains highly unlikely that Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in 2012, will be traded. Instead, Washington most likely will cut him. Whoever gets him will have to give up nothing, and Washington will get nothing for the guy for whom they gave up three first-round picks and a second-round pick.

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88 Responses to “Griffin trade still unlikely, even though Washington would take anything”
  1. JaminJake says: Feb 28, 2016 6:30 PM

    No one is paying him 5th year option money.

  2. Seprix says: Feb 28, 2016 6:36 PM

    I suppose that someone could offer a 7h rounder to get the jump on the competition to sign this guy, but that crazy contract is way too huge! RG3 won’t take a back-up role or salary. He wants to be #1.

  3. Hitdog18 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:40 PM

    They’re going to have to just cut hun

  4. wawa33 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:41 PM

    That’s a great photo of RG3-he looks like James “JT” Taylor from Kool & the Gang.

  5. brenenostler says: Feb 28, 2016 6:41 PM

    Maybe St. Louis wants to do another deal?

  6. brenenostler says: Feb 28, 2016 6:42 PM

    Dang it, I mean Los Angeles

    (Still getting used to saying that)

  7. skinsfolife says: Feb 28, 2016 6:43 PM

    Making Robert fully aware that he has ZERO value unless it’s a 6″ Italian cold cut you want. I would trade Robert for a six foot Italian cold cut sub and a 6 foot meet ball sub. No further negotiation than that. This dude was an absolute BUST.

  8. coltzfan166 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:46 PM

    Used a 1st round pick on him. Gave up two 1st rounders and a 2nd rounder. And now they’ll be lucky to get a 7th round pick for him? Oh and they’re about to pay Cousins $20 million this year?? That Dan Snyder sure knows business in the NFL

  9. xxbarklikeadogxx says: Feb 28, 2016 6:47 PM

    It never hurts to wait. Remember a few years ago when Carson Palmer was going to retire from the Bengals? Teams were interested but no trades because he would be released or retire and would be available for nothing. Boom, out of the blue with two number ones came the Raiders. Still laugh at that one.

  10. nhpats says: Feb 28, 2016 6:47 PM

    He would be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins and Bengals. A bunch of other teams too.

  11. tonebones says: Feb 28, 2016 6:49 PM

    The Redskins will be happy to just get rid of him. McCloughan has a lot of confidence in his ability to put together a roster. They must be getting tired of all the RG3 stuff.

  12. thefatlazygamer says: Feb 28, 2016 6:53 PM

    It’s going to be hilarious when the 49ers and the REDSKINS swap their QBs because no one else wants to trade for either one.

  13. juanweiner says: Feb 28, 2016 6:53 PM

    He wont play in the NFL next year BUT he will have successful Vaudeville Act with that Tebow kid.

  14. savior72 says: Feb 28, 2016 6:55 PM

    Is it unlikely, or highly unlikely that he will be traded? Where is the line on that?

  15. njraiderfan19 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:00 PM

    Ok, so a team has a quarterback with a big contract who has little or no chance of hitting the field for them, whom everyone knows will be cut at some point, and they want high draft pics and/or players for him?

    Did anyone call Hue Jackson?

  16. partmachine says: Feb 28, 2016 7:00 PM

    They need to worry about trading that name, R******s is way over the top.

  17. TeamBalco says: Feb 28, 2016 7:01 PM

    Dear Browns,

    Trade for Kap
    Trade for RG3
    Draft Dak

    Take 90% of your snaps from the shotgun and go for it on forth down anytime your above the 50 yard line. Make something crazy happen or just sit around and wait to be fired.

  18. savior72 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:03 PM

    Maybe it’s medium unlikely.

  19. fanofpft says: Feb 28, 2016 7:07 PM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 28, 2016 6:47 PM

    He would be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins and Bengals. A bunch of other teams too.

    An upgrade would be you not parroting the same line.

  20. thermanmerman99 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:12 PM

    We all want to see Sideshow Bob in his natural environment as a fast food employee in a sequel to the movie Good Burger. Bob would truly excel by shouting into the camera ” welcome to Good Burger home of the Good Burger can I take yer awwrder!

  21. savior72 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:21 PM

    He may have a future in TV, as a repair man. My apologies to all the TV repairmen out there.

  22. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 28, 2016 7:21 PM

    The sad fact is that Bob isn’t a good quarterback.
    That’s the fact that drives demand.
    Who will give much for a bad quarterback?
    People don’t understand the basics.

  23. mongo3401 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:25 PM

    All he is going to get is a one year prove it deal.

  24. thermanmerman99 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:26 PM

    The only legitimate question about Bob is that he didn’t endorse a toothpaste company. With those horse teeth of his, he has to go through 3 tubes a day to brush them. A toothpaste company missed out on that opportunity to bring in the money

  25. bettywhiteshairnet says: Feb 28, 2016 7:26 PM

    nhpats | Feb 28, 2016, 6:47 PM EST
    He would be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins and Bengals. A bunch of other teams too.

    ———-

    RG3 not an upgrade for Buffalo. I’d take Tyrod over RG3 all day. Heck, I’d take EJ Manuel over RG3.

  26. Della Street says: Feb 28, 2016 7:32 PM

    I’d hate to call him a bust. He did make the playoffs early in his career. It’s amazing to see someone fall so fast. I still think with good coaching he could’ve done better, so some of the blame falls on the coach (Shanahan), not unlike Kap’s situation and his lack of a coach (Harbaugh). Both QBs are somewhat head cases, but coaching makes a huge difference. JMO.

  27. mazenblue says: Feb 28, 2016 7:34 PM

    He sucks harder than my brand new 55 gal. Shop Vac

  28. karlpilkington says: Feb 28, 2016 7:34 PM

    If your not a skins fan, you prob didn’t watch enough game to comment on rg. I am.. and I will.. the guy can’t read a defense, can’t throw anyone open and with the injuries he just a guy..

  29. the8man says: Feb 28, 2016 7:40 PM

    Ugh. Draft pick flushing! Just illustrates how bad it can get if you don’t have a franchise QB. And by franchise, I mean a guy you trust to lead your team and your team trusts to lead your team.

    Is this true, “Washington will get nothing for the guy for whom they gave up three first-round picks and a second-round pick.” Ouch!

  30. kmdp4 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:41 PM

    Why would RG3 agree he makes more money on the open market, there is no trade for RG3 that’s going to happen. This is a stupid article that might as well be fantasy.

  31. yyc2phx says: Feb 28, 2016 7:41 PM

    Lots of teams out there that need a QB… I would take a flyer on the kid…2013 he was thrown into a fire pit and did ok… Under the right coach I think he succeeds and ranks somewhere between 8-12 for QBs

  32. drunkraider says: Feb 28, 2016 7:42 PM

    Its amazing how fast these guys can just fall off. reminds me of vince young.

  33. beachsidejames says: Feb 28, 2016 7:46 PM

    Put a fork in him…he’s done.

  34. purplepride11 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:49 PM

    Where is logicalvoice on this one? He shoulda have already posted something about how RG3 is going to lead the Washington racial slurs to a undefeated season and superbowl championship.

    Man that guy is a tool

  35. buckstalion12965 says: Feb 28, 2016 7:53 PM

    Should have traded him last year at this time instead of picking up that 5th year option. For all the good the new GM has done, that was a stupid move!

  36. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 28, 2016 8:04 PM

    The only people recalling their reaction to that 2012 draft day trade are the one’s who thought it was lunacy on the part of the Skins.

    Glad to be able to include myself in that group.

  37. bengalsfan73 says: Feb 28, 2016 8:27 PM

    For the person that said RG me is an upgrade for the Bengals and Andy Dalton that is one of the dumbest comments I have heard. RG 3 is one of the most overrated qbs to come out of college in years. I will take Andy Dalton any day of the week over RG 3 because at least Andy has led the Bengals to 5 straight playoffs in his first 5 seasons something that RG 3 will never be able to say. RG 3 is nothing more than a backup. There is no team in their right mind that would give up anything for him because the fact is they know he is going to be released. RG 3 will never succeed in the NFL unless he changes his approach to the qb position. The other reason I would take Dalton over RG 3 without hesitation is the fact that Andy has missed only a handful of games in his career and he has become a leader on the field something RG 3 has never figured out how to be.

  38. psubeerman21 says: Feb 28, 2016 8:33 PM

    So why would anyone give up anything if they know the redskins have to cut him? Besides Cleveland, of course. We know why they would do it. I mean functioning nfl organizations.

  39. DrinkingTheDeliciousTearsOfTheHaters says: Feb 28, 2016 8:42 PM

    Why did you post a picture of Andre 3000 for this article?

  40. dfred19 says: Feb 28, 2016 8:55 PM

    Epic crap the bed story on so many levels. Glad I’m not a Skins fan.

  41. abninf says: Feb 28, 2016 8:59 PM

    Still laughing at his custom designed by Adidas RG3 personal logo that he said was a gift to the fans.

  42. tjacks7 says: Feb 28, 2016 9:01 PM

    But you forget that $16,000,000 will but RG3 and his daddy who will tell you how to do your job, and what RG3 is and isn’t willing to do, and what systems RG3 is willing to play in.

  43. DrinkingTheDeliciousTearsOfTheHaters says: Feb 28, 2016 9:04 PM

    The gift that never started giving.

  44. triggerdawg says: Feb 28, 2016 9:04 PM

    My Offer is this,one 12 ounce bud light, never mind that’s too much. Carry on

  45. bert1913 says: Feb 28, 2016 9:07 PM

    would somebody remind us what synder gave to get him?

  46. jag1959 says: Feb 28, 2016 9:10 PM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 28, 2016 6:47 PM
    He would be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins and Bengals. A bunch of other teams too.
    ___________________

    With that user name it’s not hard to understand throwing a playful tweak at a couple of teams in your division but the Bengals and ‘bunch of other teams’ moves it straight to troll territory. I’m a Giants guy but thanks to gamepass I have watched Dalton play in at least a dozen non national games, enough to know that anyone that thinks he is not at least a top 15 QB doesn’t know football.

    Oh and that team that’s going to end up cutting RGme is called the REDSKINS

  47. blackbeard43 says: Feb 28, 2016 9:23 PM

    Was it really 3 first rounders and a second rd. pick?

    Speechless.

    Drafting anything less than a Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, or a JJ Watt can’t justify that price. Not even close!

  48. wildbill7200 says: Feb 28, 2016 9:25 PM

    The Redskins have ‘NO’ one to blame for Roberts downfall but themselves. You put him into a Playoff Game being injured and a crappie field. He has the talent but not for your Organization…

  49. csszrr says: Feb 28, 2016 9:33 PM

    I am guessing old Bobby Threesticks will be toting a clipboard for some 4-12 team.

  50. magnumpimustache says: Feb 28, 2016 9:41 PM

    What team would take him? Texas or Cleveland?

  51. gitlin1 says: Feb 28, 2016 9:42 PM

    Are you referring to the Redskins?

  52. thetooloftools says: Feb 28, 2016 9:46 PM

    He’s never been the same since they kept him in a game he should have never been playing in because they were reaming of some fairy tail sports ending.
    How did that work out?
    Now he’s trying to climb off the scrap heap.
    Nice job managing the team there Lil’ Owner Boy.

  53. igornathanhiggers says: Feb 28, 2016 9:58 PM

    I would say they could get a compensatory pick, but it appears only the Patriots, Steelers, and Packers are allowed to get compensatory picks. You Know, teams with left leaning owners.

  54. latenightroach says: Feb 28, 2016 10:03 PM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 28, 2016 6:47 PM
    He would be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins and Bengals. A bunch of other teams too.

    ***********************************************************

    Umm…No. He’d be a downgrade for every NFL team out there.

  55. justintuckrule says: Feb 28, 2016 10:07 PM

    I hate Washington but what all you dopes are missing is that they came out of that draft with a promising franchise qb who can read defenses. Whose your qb loudmouths? One of the mcnown or hoyer brothers?

  56. hailrskins says: Feb 28, 2016 10:22 PM

    Yeah, the Rams really swindled us on that one! They have yet to reach .500 and we have 2 division titles. What a bust Florio. Jeff Fisher is a genius.

    For the record, I’m not saying Skins are great, just that you gotta look at the trade in context. Rams didn’t do squat with any of those picks, yet no one ever mentions that. And Fisher’s still employed.

  57. kelmcc says: Feb 28, 2016 10:31 PM

    Best options for RG3 are:

    1) Saints
    2) Bears

    Go there…. Rebuild yourself behind the current starters. It is inevitable they will be injured at some point this year. Pave the way for taking over at either team in 2017.

  58. senatorblutarsky says: Feb 28, 2016 10:49 PM

    Griffin trade still unlikely, even though Washington would take anything
    _______________

    How about a dozen bags of Doritos? That’s what Chris Christie got for endorsing Donald Rump.

  59. IB007 says: Feb 28, 2016 10:53 PM

    B/Griffin trade still unlikely, even though Washington would take anything/B

    Even a stale old ham sammich … lol …

  60. realtruthteller100 says: Feb 28, 2016 11:08 PM

    RG-ME needs to nut up and pay the REDSKINS back for the money he stole from them last year. mr. snyder works hard for his $$$ while robert just sits on the bench and sulks but still gets payed somehow. smh

  61. purpleguy says: Feb 28, 2016 11:16 PM

    He’d probably take a major pay cut just to get PFT to stop using that photo.

  62. oldcracker says: Feb 28, 2016 11:32 PM

    Dallas, with Romo at QB, makes the most sense. About half way into the season, RGme would get his shot, and with the O-line, he might have a chance to survive.

  63. tonebones says: Feb 28, 2016 11:33 PM

    Tom Brady and Peyton Manning won the last two super bowls and neither one could probably break 6 seconds in the 40 yard dash. Does that tell you anything about the QB position? I’ll give you a hint: It’s all between the ears. Write that down because we always seem to forget. There are scouts right now at Indy measuring hand size and seeing how high these guys can jump and how fast they can run. And they’re actually getting paid to do that. Do you know how ridiculous that looks?

  64. alliwantisluv says: Feb 28, 2016 11:46 PM

    Who’da ever thunk it?

  65. barrymichaels61 says: Feb 28, 2016 11:52 PM

    Tebow was better.

  66. ashhole420 says: Feb 29, 2016 12:03 AM

    The Browns will end up Trading for rgIII, he will take huge pay cut to be the Day 1 Starter and let Hue try to fix him.
    Cleveland will only Trade for him bc in an open market Houston will snatch him up and take him home.
    My bet it will be part of a bigger trade sending a player to D.C.

    rgTURD is only worth $600k a year but will end up being the Browns starter for $3-5million for a 1 year deal with a 2nd year option

  67. drunkwino says: Feb 29, 2016 12:57 AM

    Who’should dumb enough to trade anything for a backup QB with a contract of over $10 million with a reputation of not being coachable and more worried about his brand than his play? I wouldn’t even give a conditional seventh round pick for Vince Young II.

  68. hahalolrofl says: Feb 29, 2016 1:24 AM

    Browns should PayPal 15 bucks for Bob

  69. bengalsfan2079 says: Feb 29, 2016 1:33 AM

    RG3 plays for the REDSKINS some might think you’re referring to the Huskies better make that distinction moving forward.

  70. noteamforlosangeles says: Feb 29, 2016 2:12 AM

    Would you like turkey, ham or pastrami on your sandwich, Dan?

  71. kylexitron says: Feb 29, 2016 2:18 AM

    I still remember his first game when he torched the saints and everyone acted like he was the second coming.

    Luck and Griffern were taken 1 and 2, but Russell Wilson is the best QB from the 2012 draft and it’s not even close, and he should have won rookie of the year that season instead of Griffen.

  72. igster1 says: Feb 29, 2016 3:58 AM

    jerry go get him in a cowboys uniform. don’t screw this one up too.

  73. defscottyb says: Feb 29, 2016 5:09 AM

    They didn’t give up 3 first round picks… only 2.

  74. lennymoorerules says: Feb 29, 2016 5:14 AM

    Kaepernick is a qb in the SB and RG3 is offensive player of the year. Wow the league is very good at making adjustments to weapons. Success came too early for both of these guys. They failed to adjust to the defensive changes which eventually showed the player’s warts-accuracy! Neither player will return to their initial success. I do not think that they are coach-able.

  75. cjonesaf says: Feb 29, 2016 5:25 AM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 28, 2016 6:47 PM
    He would be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins and Bengals. A bunch of other teams too.

    —–

    The only rosters he upgrades today are the Browns and the Texans, and both of those teams are probably better off drafting a rookie.

  76. gumpsturn32 says: Feb 29, 2016 6:03 AM

    hey bob the iowa barnstormers would give you a try out– don’t knock it kurt warner got his start here

  77. skinsfolife says: Feb 29, 2016 6:20 AM

    Those who are still saying this guy didn’t get proper coaching….. Please cheer for him to come to your team, then when he stinks it up….. Keep cheering for him and blame it all on the coach, even when he is the biggest primadonna, his daddy is publicly questioning your organization even though he is a grown man and daddy shouldn’t be running his mouth like he is still in grade school. You jokers do all this and I for one will applaud you. Fact of the matter is that had rgme come out of that playoff game with a 14 point lead and Kirk leads the Skins to the win Robert is applauded for being a team player. Instead, he went back in, told Trent Williams not to say anything about his knee (it’s on tape and undeniable) and blew the rest of the game. No one knows how your knee feels except you. It was his responsibility for his own health. Stop laying the blame on anyone else.

  78. nhpats says: Feb 29, 2016 9:56 AM

    bengalsfan73 says:
    Feb 28, 2016 8:27 PM
    For the person that said RG me is an upgrade for the Bengals and Andy Dalton that is one of the dumbest comments I have heard. RG 3 is one of the most overrated qbs to come out of college in years. I will take Andy Dalton any day of the week over RG 3 because at least Andy has led the Bengals to 5 straight playoffs in his first 5 seasons something that RG 3 will never be able to say. RG 3 is nothing more than a backup. There is no team in their right mind that would give up anything for him because the fact is they know he is going to be released. RG 3 will never succeed in the NFL unless he changes his approach to the qb position. The other reason I would take Dalton over RG 3 without hesitation is the fact that Andy has missed only a handful of games in his career and he has become a leader on the field something RG 3 has never figured out how to be.

    ——————
    Five playoff appearances……five one-and-done for the Bengals. Dalton is over-rated and chokes with regularity in big games. The jury is still out on McCarron……but he is now 0-1 in the postseason. I would take RGIII over Dalton all day long. But hey, as a Patriots fan I hope you stay with Dalton.

  79. getyourownname says: Feb 29, 2016 10:10 AM

    Little Danny and George Allen desperately want to get something to save the smallest bit of face from one of, if not, the most ill-advised trades in NFL history. Remember, it’s all about marketing to them and they have to claim they got something.

    Heard a local guy last week who observed, correctly, this isn’t a football franchise, it’s a marketing franchise that puts employees in a uniform on Sundays. Great line.

  80. icup89 says: Feb 29, 2016 10:58 AM

    0% chance of a trade..Stop running this story….He will be a Free agent next week and then any interested team can sign him without having to trade.

  81. 1trojan33usc says: Feb 29, 2016 11:15 AM

    Gruden created this image of RGIII when his job coming IN was to develop him. He was NOT given the same opportunity as Cousins who was “Mr. McPick” for 2/3rds of the season. You get what you wish for , now they can’t unload the guy. Good for them !!!

  82. doggeatdogg says: Feb 29, 2016 11:59 AM

    Cut the #2 pick in the draft. What a sad situation for Bob. He may get one more chance in the league and if more of the same, he will be out for good. Who would have thunk it.

  83. topwonk says: Feb 29, 2016 12:22 PM

    No one is going to trade anything, not even a 7th round draft pick, for a guy who was a run-first, throw second QB, suffered a major knee injury, and never developed NFL QB skills, even under a guy like Jay Gruden. Gruden is highly thought of in the NFL and if he has given up on RGIII, then no one is going to risk anything for him. And BTW, any team even considering Mike Shanahan as a head coach in the future better take a hard look at what he did to Griffin’s career.

  84. landrysghost says: Feb 29, 2016 1:54 PM

    Be a “Run-N -Shoot style QB. Cowboys will get him for nothing or next to nothing. He then needs a full year on the practice squad. Then he moves to second team after the 2016 season and learns to read defenses instead of relying on his athletic ability. If all goes well he gets to sit behind Romo for 2 or 3 years while he learns to read defenses and the art of calling audibles and cadences. I won’t call him a bust just yet, Washington is the Browns of the NFC.

  85. greenlargo says: Feb 29, 2016 2:58 PM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 28, 2016 6:47 PM
    He would be an upgrade on the Bills, Dolphins and Bengals. A bunch of other teams too.

    —————————————

    The funny thing is that there might be some teams in need of an upgrade badly enough to take a shot here. But not the three you mentioned. Buffalo is set, Taylor is still growing and does look like the QB they needed to compete. I have had my own concerns about Dalton winning past a certain level (yet) but he is way way ahead of RG3. Tannehill has some questions I agree, Miami may need to move on there, but if their alternative was RG3 I think they give Tannehill another year to prove something before doing that.

  86. laserw says: Feb 29, 2016 5:36 PM

    He has no value. He deserves only minimum salary commensurate with his years of impersonating a professional QB and then let him EARN his way to being a real professional QB. He has glass legs and an inflated vision of himself. He refuses to improve and can’t read a defense.

    He could always sling french fries at McDonald’s. He might get sacked in the middle of a lunch rush.

  87. hawkwind8 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:47 PM

    He will be a Cowboy this year. Jerry has had a crush on him since the beginning.

  88. df631 says: Mar 1, 2016 4:28 PM

    I don’t view him as a bust,first of all he was injured,then undermined and misused by his hc.(putting him in a game with the 2nd string offensive line,going against the other teams 1st string defense.) gruden
    just didn’t want the kid as his qb plain and simple.he’s made numerous statements that he doesn’t know why rg3 was given the starting job in the first place,and that he wasn’t willing to change his system to fit the strengths of griffin.add to that the public bashing of griffin in the post game pressers,while making excuses for some of the mistakes cousins made,just shows me gruden has got the guy he wanted leading his team. a player doesn’t go from being Roy to forgetting how to play…robert will be fine.

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