Through chronic stupidity sometimes comes a flash of potential wisdom.
At a time when Washington isn’t willing to do the smart thing and cut quarterback Robert Griffin III, they’re doing a mind-boggling thing. Via Jeff Darlington of NFL Media, Griffin spent time this week playing on the scout team. As a safety.
On one hand, it increases the chances of Griffin suffering an injury. If he suffers another concussion while practicing as a safety, the temptation to not get cleared until December 2016 will be stronger.
On the other hand, the temptation in the short term to quit the team — and to give up his $3.249 million guaranteed salary in 2015 — is getting strong, too. Or maybe Griffin will offer to take less money in order to get away from the indignity of playing a position other than the position he normally plays.
Regardless, a messy situation is quickly getting messier. And Washington needs to find a way out of this one before they lose $16.1 million in cash and cap space for 2016.