Could the Rams be a perfect fit for RG III?

It's likely that the Redskins will release Robert Griffin III assuming they can't find a trade partner. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Undoubtedly, the Los Angeles Rams will be connected to just about any quarterback with a pulse this offseason. Such is life when your current depth chart consists of Case Keenum, Nick Foles and Sean Mannion.

By now, you've heard the Peyton Manning rumors for as unlikely as they might be, the Johnny Manziel whispers for as even more unlikely as they might be, and it's safe to say that will only continue until the Rams add at least one quarterback either via free agency or the NFL draft.

With that in mind, ESPN's Mike Sando examined five potential landing spots for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Checking in at No. 3 on that list? You guessed it, the Rams.

Obviously, there'd be a certain symmetry in the Rams adding Griffin now. They were the team that received a boatload of draft picks from the Redskins in 2012 so Washington could use the No. 2 overall pick on Griffin. After RG3 led Washington to the playoffs in a dynamic rookie season, it was all downhill after. And now it's likely that the team will release Griffin assuming it can't find a trade partner.

From a Rams perspective, it's fair to wonder whether Griffin would be an upgrade over what they currently have. But there could be some intriguing things about him that would draw the Rams' interest.

The Rams have made it clear they want to be a run-centric offense with a passing game that can complement with play action passes and deep shots. When coach Jeff Fisher switched from Foles to Keenum last year, he also mentioned the desire to have a more mobile option who could extend plays. Those would seem to be things that would fit Griffin's skill set.

Of course, Griffin comes with his share of flaws as well or else we wouldn't even be discussing his possible availability. Only time will tell how the Rams figure out their quarterback conundrum but for now we can throw one more name into the hat.


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