Although the Washington Redskins have not cut ties with Adidas-sponsored quarterback Robert Griffin III yet, the team’s president Bruce Allen made it clear Tuesday that the team would be parting ways with the once electrifying athlete.
Griffin, who started the 2012 and 2013 seasons for Washington, leading the team to the playoffs as a rookie, was demoted to third string at the beginning of the 2015 season. He was benched in favor of eventual starter Kirk Cousins, who was drafted in the third round of the same draft as Griffin, and backup Colt McCoy.
The quarterback out of Baylor University, who signed with Adidas in 2012, will undoubtedly have a number of teams interested in his services.
Multiple reports have stated the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles have an interest in signing the second overall draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Chiefs are a playoff caliber team, led by quarterback Alex Smith, which would make Griffin a likely backup. The Eagles missed the playoffs last season and were a team in disarray under head coach Chip Kelly, with ample problems at the quarterback position. Griffin, who did not play at all last season, would be competing against Sam Bradford for the starting position if the team re-signs its quarterback from last season.
Other rumored potential landing spots for Griffin include the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos, which would most likely make him a backup, and the Houston Texans, a playoff team led by defensive star JJ Watt but without a consistent starting quarterback all season long.
Griffin last hit the field in 2014, starting in nine games for Washington. The quarterback completed 147 of 214 passes for 1,694 yards, throwing 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Adidas launched the RG3 Energy Boost training shoe in 2014.