Redskins President Bruce Allen said today what everyone already knew, that being quarterback Robert Griffin III won’t be back with the team in 2016.
The move doesn’t come as a surprise after the 2015 season ended and the relationship between Griffin and the Redskins over the last year.
Here’s the comments from Allen as reported by ESPN:
“I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team,” Allen said. “We’ve heard from some teams that are interested. I think he’s going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future.”
The Redskins have been able to release Griffin since Feb. 8, the day after the Super Bowl. They can release him any time until 4 p.m. March 9, when the new league year begins. If Griffin were still on the roster at that point, his 2016 option would kick in and he would count $16.155 million against the salary cap.
The end of the RG III era with the Redskins comes after he led the team to the postseason in his rookie season, and then by his final year he sat and watched as Kirk Cousins led the team to the postseason.
He’ll find some team to pay him in 2016, it just depends on which one and how much and the type of opportunity.