One of the biggest sticking points for the first eight players taken in the 2012 draft finally has been resolved for one of them. And it favors the player.
Per a source with knowledge of the contract signed by quarterback Robert Griffin III with the Redskins, the deal contains no offset language. Which means that his fully-guaranteed contract is (duh) fully guaranteed. If he’s cut by the Redskins in the next four years and signs with a new team, the Redskins won’t get credit for the money he makes elsewhere.
Previously, the Panthers had given linebacker Luke Kuechly, the ninth overall pick in the draft, a fully-guaranteed deal with no offset language. Kuechly is represented by CAA, and Griffin is represented by CAA.
Coincidentally, three of the other unsigned players in the top eight also are represented by CAA: Browns running back Trent Richardson, Vikings tackle Matt Kalil, and Buccaneers safety Mark Barron.