It's an all Robert Griffin III mailbag because, well, there were a ton of questions about him. So for those who say quit writing about him, I say: the interest in the player who plays the most important position for the Redskins is rather strong and many want to know more. Sort of a big upcoming next eight days for Griffin (not to mention the season).
Keim: Just because they'd draft a QB in the later rounds does not necessarily mean one of the others has to go. If it's, say, a seventh-round pick, they could be stashed on the practice squad for a year to develop. Or cut. Now, if a seventh-rounder came in and played like, say, Gus Frerotte did back in the day, then there would be an interesting decision. But I think we need to see the true pecking order to know what would happen. As for mentors, Colt McCoy will be a future coach (if he wants to be) and would be terrific in this role. Kirk Cousins would be as well. Griffin? I think he'd be helpful, too. All could offer something. But, like I said, McCoy could be a future coach.
Some talk of drafting qb in late round. Which qb on roster most likely to go? Which qb on roster, if any, best serve as mentor? #Jkmailbag— david larson (@larson5100) April 23, 2015
Marcus Mariota), then the thinking is you'd want the new team to decide on the option. So picking it up now might be more of a hindrance. It also wouldn't ensure two years with another team; if Griffin doesn't play well and stays healthy, they could cut him. If he plays great and stays healthy, they could franchise him for a little more than the $16.2 million the option would cost.
Keim: He is trying and he is talented. He's only 25, so there's your hope that maybe as he matures he'll start to figure some things out. Maybe a second healthy offseason in a row coupled with more learning in this offense will pay off. His arm is still good and he's still fast, though not as elusive as he used to be. Perhaps the past two years will help him see how and where his game must grow; it's too simplistic to say just change the offense to suit him. It's deeper than that for the coaches and others. The issues versus Tampa Bay were mostly about fundamentals that hadn't improved (but if he hits two open deep balls, that game looks a lot different). If he improves that intermediate and deep-ball accuracy and makes more plays with his arm on the move, that would help tremendously. So, I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that he can't improve. But it is clear that this staff has doubts about how well he can play now and in the future and their opinion matters a whole lot more. And I wonder how long they want to keep working with him. That said: It's not just Griffin holding this team back. The Redskins have not succeeded with or without him the past two years.
#Jkmailbag why does it seem to be a forgone conclusion that RG3 cannot get better? He seems to be trying & he is talented. Some hope?— cleg (@Cleg74) April 23, 2015