In what likely will be the last time the Rams and Washington face off during Robert Griffin III’s career in D.C., Griffin remains in bubble wrap for fear of an injury that would put his team on the hook for $16.1 million in 2016. And Gil Brandt of NFL Media has compiled the stat of the moment as the team that got three first-round picks and a second-round pick for Griffin prepares to take on Griffin’s three-year understudy.
Griffin has made 35 careers starts. The eight total players that those four picks became via additional trades have made a total of 158 starts.
So, yes, the Rams won the trade. And, yes, Washington’s reluctance to cut the cord on Griffin likely is being influenced by a reluctance to admit their grievous error.
It’s only a matter of time before Griffin won’t be a Washington quarterback, since the $16.1 million becomes fully guaranteed in March.