An end of an era occurred this week at the Washington Redskins, as Robert Griffin III cleared out his locker and departed the team.
A lot has changed for Griffin since he won the 2012 Rookie of the Year award, and for the majority of 2015, he's been the third-string quarterback for the Washington-based franchise, and inactive for all but one game.
RG3 is still contracted with the Redskins for 2016, as the team exercised a $16.155 million fifth-year option on him, and it was guaranteed for injury when the option was applied last April, and it becomes fully guaranteed on March 9.
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They can't trade him because the trade window doesn't open until March 9 and also his salary is going to be too much for some teams to handle, but the earliest the Redskins can cut him is February 8, the day after the Super Bowl. Upon his release, the team will gain $16.155 million in salary cap space.
But what destination could be willing to take on RG3? Where could he be playing his football next season? Here are three possible destinations.
Let's face the facts, the Texans don't have a good enough quarterback to start the 2016 season with. Brian Hoyer has shown on several occasions across 2015, not just in the playoffs, that he can't be their quarterback moving forward. They could select a new quarterback in the upcoming available, but RG3 wouldn't be a bad option either.
The Cowboys should have their eye on acquiring another quarterback this offseason, due to the injury worries following Tony Romo and the problems they had with his backups. Griffin has expressed his interest in joining the Redskins' rivals, and if he does, he would be working with some good quarterback coaches.
However, he would only be the backup to Romo at the franchise, so going somewhere else where he would be the starter might be more appealing to him. Getting some sweet revenge on the Redskins twice a year in the NFC East might win out overall.
St Louis/Los Angeles Rams
The recently relocated Rams might be another option for Griffin. The franchise itself is really only a quarterback away from being a team which could compete consistently for a playoff spot each year thanks to their improved running game and defense this season. RG3 could be their man. If they sign him, they could put their first round pick to better use for the team than risking it on a quarterback.
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