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Washington Redskins set to make RG3 move that will surprise some fans

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Robert Griffin III, through injury, misfortune and poor form, has managed to solidify himself as one of the most polarizing players currently plying their trade in the NFL.

2014 was another campaign that began with much promise for the Washington Redskins man before ultimately tailing off into uncertainty and frustration. All signs seeming to point to RGIII's time with the Redskins coming to an end sooner rather than later.

But, while rumors persist that head coach Jay Gruden remains unconvinced by the former Baylor star, reports coming out of the franchise today suggest the uneasy relationship may have some time left to run.

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According to NFL Insider Albert Breer, the Washington Redskins are looking more and more likely to take up Griffin's fifth-year option. A move that must be made before the deadline passes in seven days.

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The move shows that new general manager Scot McCloughan is, as he should be, taking control of things in Washington. With Gruden not believed to be much of a fan of Griffin III it is perhaps unlikely he would have been championing this move.

And, whilst many Redskins fans appear to have reached the end of their tether with the quarterback who promised so much in his rookie season, the fifth-year option does actually make some sense.

Last chance

In keeping hold of Robert Griffin III for the 2016 season too the Redskins are giving the player an extra year to prove he is still capable of being a quarterback worthy of one of the biggest draft trades ever. 

Taking up an option that comes with $16.1 million guaranteed for injury of course does bring with it major risk should RGIII go down with yet another issue.

Having already seen their predecessors having taken a gamble to get him to Washington though it looks like the new look front office is planning one more throw of the nice.

Position not safe

Although it looks like Robert Griffin III's stay with the franchise will last beyond the 2015 season there is no guarantee he will see regular playing time.

Indeed, reports today also noted that the fifth-year option move does not change the fact that the Washington Redskins are very prepared to take a quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft.

What do you think Redskins fans? Can RGIII turn things around in Washington, or is he a lost cause? Have your say in the comments section below...

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