Redskins Confirm: Robert Griffin III Won’t Be Back Next Season

By Staff  |  02/23/2016

Robert Griffin III

It appears Robert Griffin III's day in D.C. are numbered.

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said publicly this week what everybody expected for some time now: RG3 won't be on the team next season. It's the first time a team official has said the team is moving on from RG3.

"I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team," Allen said. "We've heard from some teams that are interested. I think he's going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future."

The Redskins have until March 9 to release Griffin. If he remains on the roster after, his 2016 option would kick in and he would count $16.155 million against the salary cap.

According to ESPN, Washington held on to Griffin, hoping that another team would trade a low-round pick for him... just in case.

RG3 was the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, but did not take one snap last season and was only active for one game, serving as the No. 3 quarterback after losing his starting job to Kirk Cousins.