Griffin, Jets help each other out

AP

As of Thursday, the Jets weren’t on the radar screen of quarterback Robert Griffin III. He likely wasn’t on theirs.

But with the Jets trying to put the squeeze on Ryan Fitzpatrick and with Griffin trying to build a market elsewhere, it’s no shock that the two sides have opted to go through the motions of a visit.

Via Dom Cosentino of NJ.com, the Jets are describing it as “due diligence,” and that they remain focused on working out a contract with Fitzpatrick.

Griffin, per multiple reports, is interested in the Broncos, 49ers, and Rams. None of the three, however, have shown interest in Griffin, yet. Maybe this gets one or more of them to move.

The real question with Griffin is whether he still has the ability to run like he did in 2012, before tearing his ACL for a second time. He hasn’t done much in three seasons since then to show anyone that he could be anything close to the guy he once was.

54 responses to “Griffin, Jets help each other out

  1. Guy simply isn’t NFL caliber as a passer. Without the crazy legs stuff he debuted with, he’s pretty much useless. Guy hasn’t developed into pro style QB

  2. The Broncos traded a draft pick for Mark Sanchez but didn’t even ask Griffin to come out on his own dime for a workout. That, and the fact that the Jets are only bringing him in as “due diligence” should tell you all you need to know about Bob’s chances of landing a starting role in the NFL.

  3. He should swallow his pride. Bulk up a little. Learn to play safety or WR.

    He’s a hell of an athlete and belongs on the football field in the NFL. Just not under center.

  4. RG3 in the right system with good players can be a good QB again….Jets are smart to kick his tires just in case Fitz finds a better offer

  5. @steelerben: The Broncos traded a conditional 7th round pick for Sanchez, which is the equivalent of a bag of footballs. Seriously, think about it — Denver’s 7th round pick this year will be Mr. Irrelevant.

  6. Griffin needs to realize he’s not a starter right now. He needs to go to a team that can develop a quarterback. If he took backup role behind Alex Smith in KC, Reid would coach him up and in a few years he might make some noise. If he goes somewhere and starts, they will be disappointed and he’ll end up in Canada.

  7. lol logicalvoice he’s not even on the redskins anymore and you’re still riding his jock

  8. don’t they already have an RGIII clone on their depth chart? One that’s cheaper and has no injury history

  9. KC would probably be the perfect spot for him. He and Smith have similar skill sets, Reid knows how to handle project players and KC is a low key market.

  10. If you lay down a smokescreen, and everyone knows it’s a smokescreen, is it still a smokescreen?

  11. @stealthjunk

    It’s a 2017 pick not a 2016 so it won’t be the last pick in the draft unless Denver wins the superbowl again this year. That being said if it is actually for a 7th rounder then it doesn’t really matter where it is.

  12. logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 11, 2016 3:31 PM

    Top 5 QBs in ProFootball : Griffin III, Rodgers, Dalton, Winston and Newton. In that order.
    ===================================

    Logical,

    So, based on your logic, what you’re saying is that the Redskins just knowingly released the BEST QB in football…

    And that is the team you root for and follow…

  13. RG3 is absolutely not a NFL QB. He had his year in 2012, but that will be his only good year in his very brief career. Buyers beware when drafting Heisman winning QBs! They usually stink up the place. In the last 20 years you might have had 1 or 2 QBs who won the award have a decent career in the NFL. For those lost souls who believed in RG3, you probably still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny & the Tooth Fairy too!

  14. I love how they report that this guy wasn’t on this “radar” or that “radar” because they’re in the rooms and the phones are tapped they know everything that’s going on in every scouting department and GM meeting

  15. I love the Jets – you have a winning quarterback so put the squeeze on him with a broken down athlete who will guarantee you a losing season. I don’t think Fitz is the answer but he’s a lot closer than RG III. Jets locker room will be a mess if he doesn’t resign. The Jets have found a new way to undermine a head coach – but hey! Its the JETS.

  16. logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 11, 2016 3:31 PM
    Top 5 QBs in ProFootball : Griffin III, Rodgers, Dalton, Winston and Newton. In that order.
    ______________

    One out of 5 (Rodgers), don’t quit your day job

  17. jag1959 says:
    Mar 11, 2016 4:27 PM
    logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 11, 2016 3:31 PM
    Top 5 QBs in ProFootball : Griffin III, Rodgers, Dalton, Winston and Newton. In that order.
    ______________

    One out of 5 (Rodgers), don’t quit your day job

    Griffin sucks
    Rodgers blows

  18. Seems like there’s a lot of power play stand off going on between teams looking for a QB and QBs looking for teams. The 49ers appear to have the most leverage out of all of parties and they’re playing their had right… for now. Once the biggest piece of the QB puzzle that is Kaepernick falls in place, everyone else will find their home and their QB.

  19. The Jets deserve this fraud. The Jets are trying to retain their starter at millions of dollars, and the Great Gimimck is trying to raise his value from a hamburger to a happy meal.

  20. naes says:
    Mar 11, 2016 3:30 PM

    He should swallow his pride. Bulk up a little. Learn to play safety or WR.

    He’s a hell of an athlete and belongs on the football field in the NFL. Just not under center.
    ———————————————————–

    As a Skins fan and fan of RG3 (hope he does well but glad we’re going with Cousins) Griffin can’t play anything aside from qb in the NFL.

    The one thing that never gets mentioned is how clumsy he is. He trips over himself all the time, runs into others, and physically can’t slide … it isn’t only he doesn’t know when to slide, he can’t.

    WR and S need true athletes. RG3 has some incredible skills but he isn’t an all around athlete like a lot of players. Might as well plug in an OT at WR.

  21. It’s funny listening to some members of the media when they talk about Griffin. It’s always get back to what he once was before injury, but with Nick Foles its prove that he wasn’t a fluke. It’s like they want to give Bob a pass for stinking. Nick Foles has had a better career then Griffin has and he got injured too. We don’t hear any get back to form stories about Foles do we.

    In fact we don’t hear these kinds of stories about any qbs who play bad coming off injuries except for Griffin. Especially when the injury was 3 years ago. When they stink they stink. We don’t bring up there past to excuse there present. For the most part we don’t do it for position players either. Maybe it gets mentioned their first couple months back but not every time their play is brought up for the rest of their careers.

    You know why we don’t hear these kinds of statements about Foles and every other player who had only 1 good year or got injured? Because it would be dishonest b.s.. We all know it has nothing to do with having a new coordinator every year or an injury or whatever else. It’s just because the player is no good.

    For some reason though some members of the media can’t bring themselves to admit that about Griffin. So instead they talk about his injury and how he managed to be an above average qb for about 8 games his rookie year.

  22. sfm073 says:
    Mar 11, 2016 6:10 PM
    Rg3 really needs to go to the 49ers. He was born to run that offense. I’m not a fan of him for the 9ers.

    How many times does chip Kelly have to prove to people that he isn’t looking for a mobile qb. He wants a qb who can throw the ball accurately, read a defense, and go through his progressions. He would rather have a statue with a great arm then a qb who can run circles around defenders but can’t throw worth a lick. Of course he would like a Qb who has a great arm and can also move but he prioritizes the former over the latter.

  23. The guy literally has not played in a year. Does anyone actually truly know what he can do at this point. Seriously, does ANYONE have a clue, or is everyone just guessing?

    He’s like wine in a sense. Say you buy a case of your favorite and the first three bottles are awesome. But then the next three bottles were vinegar. Now you’re pissed so you put the rest of the case in your wine cellar and forget about it for a year.

    What’s the next bottle going to be? It’s kinda 50/50 it’ll be good or it’ll be vinegar. I just can’t imagine some team not picking him up and at least taking the cork out.

  24. RG3 needs a another shot with a team that has patience, He excelled at every level including the NFL. If I were he, I would go to either the Patriots, Chiefs, Broncos, Cardinals, or Browns. He needs a coach that know how to work with QBs. Most teams are looking for a savior. He is not a savior. He needs to find his game.

  25. Like to see RG3 on the field again. If he runs read option he can be effective. He is very good at disguising who has the ball. Teamed up with Forte it could be a good combination.

  26. RG3 can’t read defenses, can’t execute correct drop backs, can’t get through progressions quickly, has no pocket awareness and no anticipation. Sorry, he’s NOT a pro QB. His football IQ is very very low. At this rate, he might be able to play in the NFL in 10 years.

  27. This team is close and now may bring in the cry baby. If that is the case just let your two abs on the roster earn the job. Why make it a sideshow. Wow they have talent all the way around and will ruin it the next few years. Shame just a shame.

  28. This was the scouting report on RG3 coming out of college: Take away his threat to run, and he can’t function. Allow him to run and he’ll get injured. Not every scouting report is correct, but this one was.

  29. Forte was a good signing but the Jets did it, in large part, because they didn’t want him going to the Patriots. I would have thought that idiocy went away with Rex but it comes from the top (Woody). The Jets are obsessed with the Patriots. I just love that they literally called Belichick crazy when he decided to leave their franchise and, in turn, he has gone on to be a Hall of Fame head coach, and maybe the best ever with the Patriots.

  30. I would offer him 8 million with a bunch of incentives that could go up to 23 million. Then run his legs off. If he breaks I am out 8 million, if my team makes the superbowl he makes 23 million.

  31. Griffin has to start from the beginning in terms of learning the NFL, and quarterback fundamentals. I wish him luck, but he looks like a career backup at this point.

  32. logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 11, 2016 3:31 PM

    Top 5 QBs in ProFootball : Griffin III, Rodgers, Dalton, Winston and Newton. In that order.

    ———————————————————

    This must be one of those “which of these things is not like the other, which of these things is not the same…”

    While Dalton and Winston are not in the same SB caliber QB group as Rodgers and Newton, they have held their own and can’t be and shouldn’t be included in the same breath as griffin. With that, griffin is about as unaccomplished of a player as you’re going to get among the five players that is mentioned above.

    I’ll take griffin for $200 Alex…..

    Glad to see you’re back to your old tricks illogical!!!!

  33. Mar 11, 2016 6:40 PM – macjacmccoy says: …How many times does chip Kelly have to prove to people that he isn’t looking for a mobile qb. He wants a qb who can throw the ball accurately, read a defense, and go through his progressions….

    Yeah, this is the real irony of it. He had great success at Oregon with the read option and mobile QBs. He came to the Eagles and went 20-12 with the read option, even without QBs who were great passers OR runners. He finally gets his ideal pocket passer in Bradford and abandons the read option, and the wheels come off. Maybe he should think about that a little.

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