Robert Griffin III hasn't exactly had the best of starts to his NFL career.
Ever since being drafted with the second pick of the 2012 Draft by the Washington Redskins, things have rarely gone right for the Heisman winner. Griffin made a very good start to his life in the National Football League, making it to the playoffs, before injury and clashes with the coaching staff turned him from a prospering star into pruning prima donna in the eyes of the public.
And the latest comments from Griffin are hardly going to go any way to changing those perceptions of the quarterback.
RG3 spoke to Jeff Darlington of NFL Media, where he said that he wouldn't be worried if the Redskins decided not to pick up the option on his contract, which to fans will sound worryingly like he doesn't mind leaving the team at the end of the season.
“I wouldn’t be bummed. Either way, we’re going out there to prove it this upcoming year — not next year."
"I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it," Griffin added. "The rest will take care of itself. They can pick up the option — or they can decide not to pick up the option. It’ll work out either way. I’m focused on this year.”
Washington hasn’t decided yet whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Griffin’s rookie contract, and rumours have circulating that the Redskins could take a look at selecting a quarterback if the value is there when it is their turn to draft with the 5th overall pick in the first round.
If both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are already off the board, however, the Redskins won't bother, with three QB's already on the roster. The likes of Brett Hundley or Bryce Petty probably wouldn't be that much of an upgrade over RG3, Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy.
If Griffin has a good 2016 and the Redskins start winning again, maybe getting themselves in playoff contention, then Griffin stays and is given the extension. If he performs poorly and loses the starting spot, there is no way Dan Snyder is giving him that $16million a year and the QB's future will be looking a whole lot bleaker.