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Jets could be a landing spot for Robert Griffin III

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Beggars can’t be choosers, so Robert Griffin III would surely be interested in any team that’s interested in him. Cut by the Browns today, Griffin is a free agent, and there are surely not many teams that would bring him in for anything more than a low-salary backup’s money.

So the news from that Griffin is intrigued by the Jets shouldn’t come as any surprise. Griffin would be intrigued by anyone who needs a quarterback, and the Jets — with only Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg under contract — may be the most quarterback-needy team in the NFL right now.

The Jets may be the team that makes the most sense for Griffin: He visited them last year before signing with the Browns, so there has already been some mutual interest expressed. And they’re surely planning to sign someone with some starting experience. Griffin is probably the cheapest option.

Jay Cutler and Colin Kaepernick are among the other free agent quarterbacks who have been mentioned as possibilities for the Jets. At this point, they’re both probably better quarterbacks than Griffin, but they’re also probably both going to be more expensive. If the Jets are looking to rebuild on the cheap this year, Griffin could be their man.

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66 Responses to “Jets could be a landing spot for Robert Griffin III”
  1. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Mar 10, 2017 2:27 PM

    Who’s career is worse off , RG3 or Osweiler?

  2. tcostant says: Mar 10, 2017 2:27 PM

    Kaepernick has played the best of the three in 2016…

  3. chargerdillon says: Mar 10, 2017 2:28 PM

    Well…’s not like he was going to walk to New York

    ill see myself out

  4. nfl1818 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:29 PM

    The Jets pain train keeps rumbling along

  5. ajsjr40 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:30 PM

    Based upon the Jets roster you have to think they are in tank mode for one of the top QB’s in the 2018 draft in Darnold or Rosen.

  6. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:30 PM

    Poor J-E-T-S.

  7. a1b24312 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:31 PM

    Nice trolling by his agent. But, the fact is that he is done. Unless he wants to consider non-NFL options.

  8. tigerlilac says: Mar 10, 2017 2:35 PM

    Is it already April 1st or are you just yanking our chain?

  9. cantonbound13 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:35 PM

    And that’s why they are the Jets.

  10. bradygirl12 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:41 PM

    Desperation….there is nothing intriguing about the Jets.

  11. justbegbaby says: Mar 10, 2017 2:42 PM

    And Mike Shanahan preferred Cousins. Who is laughing now?

  12. stevejjones says: Mar 10, 2017 2:42 PM

    Everyone has ups and downs in their life, including Robert, and he just has to be thankful for the good things in life that are always there for you through thick and thin, like your wife and child.

  13. jr325 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:44 PM

    cantonbound13 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 2:35 PM
    And that’s why they are the Jets.

    Why? Because PFT wrote an article saying he should go there? The Jets haven’t even expressed any interest

  14. escapedconvict says: Mar 10, 2017 2:45 PM


  15. straighcashhomey says: Mar 10, 2017 2:48 PM

    jets. jets. jets lol.

  16. artvan15 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:51 PM

    Why would this happen to complete the crappy roster?

  17. jacktatum32 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:53 PM

    LOL, resign Geno, bring in RG3 and Cutler…what a competition that would be…the war of who could suck less

  18. intrafinesse says: Mar 10, 2017 2:53 PM

    Jets need to tank.
    RG3 can make it happen.
    Cut Eric Decker so he has no WRs.
    Do to him what they did to Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith.

  19. questionableopinion says: Mar 10, 2017 2:56 PM

    A QB corps of Cutler / RG3 for the New York Jets, on their way to an impressive 4-12 season, seems like a match made in heaven… some sort of divine alignment of the stars.

  20. mjmeyer86 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:57 PM

    If the Jets want to lock in the top pick next year, they should consider holding a workout with all of the QB rejects to see who performs the worst.

  21. VenerableAxiom says: Mar 10, 2017 2:58 PM

    If you get released by the browns there’s really only one other option… LOL.

  22. bringbackwayne says: Mar 10, 2017 2:58 PM

    It amazes me how long a career can last for a top pick that is a bust.

  23. shiftyshellshocked says: Mar 10, 2017 3:00 PM

    I wonder how many of these internet smarties would take Sam Bradford on there team about now?

  24. firerogergoodellnow says: Mar 10, 2017 3:01 PM


  25. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 10, 2017 3:01 PM

    Given what the ‘skins gave up for him I would consider RGme a bust. He has proven to be injury prone and certainly not a player you plan any kind of future around.

    The Jets pressed the reset button again (that was easy). Does it really matter who is behind the center at this point?

  26. dawoger says: Mar 10, 2017 3:01 PM

    There’s far to many conspiracist fiends on here who will take a speculative story like this and go on a feeding frenzy.

    Example: yesterday’s story about minisoda being in play for Alshon Jeffery and 5 min later the report came out that he had signed with Phil. Meanwhile the mind numbed lavender Lucies went berserk claiming they had once again won the off-season championship for the 57th straight year.

    My point is don’t lower yourselves to the type of irrational, delusional fantasizing like the inbred trailer park trash from minisoda does.

  27. mackcarrington says: Mar 10, 2017 3:06 PM

    Who would have thought that Kirk Cousins would be the one with a $20 million dollar contract and Griffin would be the one walking the streets looking for a job?

  28. rjmjets says: Mar 10, 2017 3:08 PM

    Are you just randomly picking names of unemployed QBs out of a hat and making Jets articles?

  29. patsfan112 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:08 PM

    Jets…the team where your career goes to die. lol

  30. bonozoffa says: Mar 10, 2017 3:12 PM

    What the report doesn’t clarify is what is meant by “expressing interest”. Did they talk contract #’s? Set a date for a workout? Ask if he’s retiring? No no one knows. And no one is definitely reporting. But not that that’ll stop the “speculating” by so-called media outlets like ProFootballTalk about the easy target, NY Jets.

    Because you know what would be “news”? If that Jets had **NOT** “expressed interest” (aka “reached out) to RGIII.

  31. jhonnyklassik says: Mar 10, 2017 3:14 PM

    The way the fins are retooling that d. and as good as thats d aready is. And bills are no slouch on d eithe I would advised against it. Mr. Glass

  32. flipola says: Mar 10, 2017 3:15 PM

    There’s no way. He’s done.

  33. stipez says: Mar 10, 2017 3:15 PM

    The QB scrap heap has gotta make ole Fitzy look pretty good right now.

  34. kissmysandwich says: Mar 10, 2017 3:18 PM

    This just shows the lack of talent at the position and pure desperation by so many teams. This guy is done. Finished. Kaput. Why would anyone sign him ever again?

  35. doe22us says: Mar 10, 2017 3:19 PM

    Surprised No 1 cheerleader is not here, logical where u at lol…

  36. pauldeba says: Mar 10, 2017 3:23 PM

    There’s always Next Year!!!!

  37. floriosnuts says: Mar 10, 2017 3:26 PM

    Are there any washed-up QB’s out there the Jets aren’t sniffing around? I bet they are trying to locate Sage Rosenfleds as I type this.

  38. sparxx2157 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:28 PM

    Here is the funny thing about it…it wouldn’t matter if they said Andrew Luck was going to the Jets…You Jets Haters would find away to Hate on that…and you there would be all types of luck haters come out…point is you are just a bunch of JETS HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. joeredskin43 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:28 PM

    Bring him in so he can teach the kids how not to slide, hold the ball in the pocket too long and blame everyone else for his shortcomings !

  40. jstyle211 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:28 PM

    I see you Jets and I raise you 1 49ers in the quarterback miss management poker tournament!

  41. joeredskin43 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:30 PM

    Bring him in so he can teach the kids how to slide and throw from the pocket. Oh and blame everyone else but himself for everything !

  42. nepatriot1 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:32 PM


    The gift that keeps on giving. Thank you New York.

    -New England Greatriots

  43. jag1959 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:33 PM

    Mutual desperation, now there’s a foundation to build on.

  44. indianajet says: Mar 10, 2017 3:38 PM

    Can he lose 16 games? If so….sign him up!


  45. therealzeitgeist says: Mar 10, 2017 3:41 PM

    I can lose games waaay cheaper than RGMe.

    I would take field and stumble around and blow ligament out for like half RGMe’s money. Same laughs and tears for Jets fans all for half the price?

    Woody, call me.

  46. WasLemmytoocontroversial? says: Mar 10, 2017 3:42 PM

    It wasn’t that long ago that this guy was considered the prototype for future QBs. Sad ending but quite predictable when you look at the records of the last handful of runaround guys. Perhaps someday the NFL will deteriorate into a less than NCAA league where scramblers rule but not today.

  47. QB Film Room says: Mar 10, 2017 3:45 PM

    I sware the Jets might have the worst QB Handlers/Evaluators/Decision on who to sign etc of any Football team in the history of competitive football LOL. They are cursed!!!

  48. nflrule says: Mar 10, 2017 3:46 PM

    The level of below mediocre QB play in this league is startling…

  49. nepatriot1 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:49 PM

    sparxx2157 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 3:28 PM
    Here is the funny thing about it…it wouldn’t matter if they said Andrew Luck was going to the Jets…You Jets Haters would find away to Hate on that…and you there would be all types of luck haters come out…point is you are just a bunch of JETS HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not really, they’re not good enough to hate. I simply think the Jets exist for New Englands amusement.

  50. tedmurph says: Mar 10, 2017 3:50 PM


  51. newjerseygiants says: Mar 10, 2017 3:56 PM

    The Jets might as well bring back Tebow too.

  52. laserw says: Mar 10, 2017 4:14 PM

    The Joker comes to Gotham.

  53. wtfru2 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:20 PM

    Oh good, PFT will start shopping someone else than Adrian.

  54. roverboy1949 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:34 PM

    stevejjones says:
    Mar 10, 2017 2:42 PM
    Everyone has ups and downs in their life, including Robert, and he just has to be thankful for the good things in life that are always there for you through thick and thin, like your wife and child.
    you mean the wife and child he dumped so he could go play footsies with his “soul mate” girlfriend?

  55. sparxx2157 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:52 PM

    nepatriot1 no your just the number 1 hater

  56. snowdood163 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:11 PM

    There’s always next next year.
    – Jets fans

  57. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Mar 10, 2017 5:22 PM

    No diamonds, no pressure. ..and no job

  58. NFLexpert says: Mar 10, 2017 5:24 PM

    At least he stands for the National Anthem…

  59. charliecharger says: Mar 10, 2017 6:08 PM

    Everyone thinks they know what the Browns are going to do, but I’ll bet Hue Jackson is planning to go with Osweiler as his QB. Just a year or so ago, there was a $90 million bidding war on this guy. I think he’s going to become that QB. He’s had several head coaches and several offensive coordinators, and only 21 career starts. If you can get him in a positive environment, and eliminate all the changes, he might be the Browns’ QB for the next decade. Don’t be shocked. Hue Jackson is one of the best offensive coaches around.

  60. tylawspick6 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:10 PM


    love them

    – pats fans

  61. silverhornet says: Mar 10, 2017 6:38 PM

    But what about Geno Smith?

  62. Stabbeded him in his abdomen says: Mar 10, 2017 6:41 PM

    I’m offering my services as a QB, starter or bench, to ANY NFL team that will pay me a couple Mill. I can’t be any worse than RG3

  63. browns2014man says: Mar 10, 2017 6:51 PM

    Screw this guy. He is a fraud. Book it!!

  64. redclaw1314 says: Mar 10, 2017 7:13 PM

    For RG3’s sake I hope he doesn’t play for the Jets—- but I wouldn’t mind seeing Kaepernick being sentenced to the Jets

  65. mostepicgnar says: Mar 13, 2017 12:59 PM

    The JETS could have RGIII, Kaepernick and Geno Smith. They would still have nothing at QB.

  66. Thetruthis says: Mar 30, 2017 12:42 PM

    The Jets are not worthy of RG3. He has NEVER been put in an ideal situation. Like Brady or Cam or Wilson has.

    First to be on a good franchise with a head coach WHO WANTS TO BUILD THE TEAM AROUND YOU, like he had in college.

    In DC, He had two coaches who wanted a pure pocket passer type QB. Maybe they would have drafted a pass rusher or offensive lineman with that fourth round pick instead of Cousins. Shannahan was a freaking loser for the Skins until he got Griffin and allowed him to play to his strengths! When they changed systems they went right back to their losing ways. DIVIDED MINDS never work for long.

    In walks Gruden, who only knows how to work with
    pocket passers and tries to press RG3 into that mold and worked at trying to find a way to make fools gold, Cousins his guy.

    In Cleveland, Hue was the guy, BUT, A BIG BUT,
    They were a complete rebuild. Not fair to assess any QB with last years roster. You see how fast they paid to get a better offensive line??? That speaks volumes. Going 1-15 forced Hue to lose patience-RG3 should have had a year two opportunity in Cleveland. Such a missed opportunity for Cleveland and RG3. Oh ,Well!

    RG3 needs to definitely NOT go to the Jets, and seek to get with one of the smarter, organizations and then you will see all that Griffin has to bring to the NFL. I HAVE NO DOUBT!

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