Back in 2012, the St Louis Rams - now known as the Los Angeles Rams - traded their second overall pick in the draft for first-round selections in 2012 (6th), 2013 (22nd), and 2014 (2nd), and a 2012 second-round selection (39th) from the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III with that pick, while the Rams used those picks on Greg Robinson, Alec Ogletree, Michael Brockers, and Janoris Jenkins.
RG3 is no longer with the Washington franchise, and none of the players the Rams selected have managed to help them qualify for the playoffs in the last four seasons.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
Article continues below
However, a recent interview with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher could suggest things are about to go full circle. They might be interested in signing the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner.
He said, according to NFL Network via the team's website: “I think it’s something we have to consider. We’ve looked at the tape. I was very impressed with him prior to the draft.”
Article continues below
The Cleveland Browns have also expressed their interest recently in the free agent quarterback, but the Rams are in no rush to try and beat the AFC North side to RG3 signature. He believes the team can still win games with Case Keenum, who was recently named as the starting quarterback entering the new season.
He said: “It’s a position we need to upgrade, but we can win games with Case.”
Keenum and Nick Foles are the only quarterbacks on the Rams roster that have started games for the team, so an addition of RG3 would certainly add good competition to the mix.
But if they want to bring the former Redskins quarterback to their franchise, at some point, they're going to have to give him an offer. Then they'll have to hope the Browns or the Denver Broncos (another team that could be interested in him) don't offer him a better deal.
The free agent himself has reportedly said he would like to join the LA-based franchise, so no matter what offer the Rams give, so long as it is respectful, they might be the front-runners for his signature.
Cleveland might be doing everything they can to bring in RG3 after reports emerged stating Hue Jackson called the quarterback a very talented performer, and another report saying the team is calling people that know the quarterback to find out more about his character.
Still, the huge risk that comes with bringing in RG3 is how is he going to perform. The 26-year-old hasn't played a regular-season game since 2014 and has been dealing with injuries throughout his NFL career. Even if the Rams do bring in RG3, Keenum might still be the starter come the beginning of the season.