Robert Griffin III RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kirk Cousins to start at QB for Redskins in Week 1

    CBS Sports "The Robert Griffin III era in Washington isn't officially over but its inevitable, logical conclusion may not be far off. On Friday, the doctor who cleared RG3 to play after the QB's concussion last week reversed course. Now, not only will Kirk Cousins replace Griffin in Saturday's preseason game,..." August 30

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With RGIII out (concussion) tonight, the #Redskins will start QB Kirk Cousins. Not a surprise, he’s gotten all the second-team reps.

  • Redskins' Robert Griffin III will be retested in 1-2 weeks

    ESPN "After further tests, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has not been cleared to play Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens, casting doubt into his availability for the season opener in two weeks. Griffin suffered concussion-like symptoms in an Aug. 20 preseason game..." August 29

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Statement from independent neurologist says Robert Griffin III will not be cleared for Saturday's game vs Baltimore. #redskins

  • Robert Griffin III is hilariously injury prone in Madden 16

    Larry Brown Sports "The latest edition of the Madden video game series was released earlier this week, and “Madden NFL 16” could be even more realistic than all of its predecessors. Anyone who has played the new game with Robert Griffin III can tell you why. As Scott Allen of DC Sports Bog noted, it would..." August 29

  • Several Washington offensive linemen dislike RG3

    Pro Football Talk "As Robert Griffin III morphed from the rookie of the year in 2012 to a huge disappointment in 2013, questions started to be raised about whether his offensive line disliked him. At one point late in the 2013 season, it was observed that Washington’s offensive linemen hardly ever helped Griffin up..." August 27

  • RG3 practices again with no setbacks; Jay Gruden not considering a quarterback change

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III made it through a second straight practice without experiencing any lingering symptoms from the concussion that knocked him out of last Thursday’s preseason game against Detroit. The quarterback on Tuesday handled a full workload, two days after practicing for the first time..." August 25

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Robert Griffin III is participating in full-team work. Was not expecting that ...

  • Robert Griffin III suffers concussion in Redskins preseason game

    USA Today "Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion in Thursday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions when he was hit while attempting to recover a fumble, coach Jay Gruden said. Gruden said he was unsure when Griffin would be able to return to action but would be the..." August 21

  • Report: RG3's concussion not believed to be severe; could play vs. Ravens

    The Score "The Washington Redskins could have quarterback Robert Griffin III back in time for their third preseason game. Griffin's concussion, which he sustained in Thursday night's 21-17 victory over the Detroit Lions, is not believed to be severe and it's possible he could suit up against the Baltimore..." August 21

  • Redskins Put a Media Ban on RG3

    Black Sports Online "RG3 has to leave to DC. Sometimes a change of scenery is best for all parties. Nothing short of a deep playoff run will be able to save him from the fact the media has turned on him and his coaches seem to have no confidence in him at all. I have no idea at the moment if RG3 can become a..." August 18

  • RGIII: ‘I feel like I’m the best quarterback’ in the NFL

    Washington Post "Training camp in Richmond came to a close this weekend, and before Robert Griffin III left, he sat down with WJLA’s Alex Parker for a discussion about where he is as a player and a person. This preseason hasn’t been without marginal controversy for the quarterback, with some fans wondering if his..." August 18

  • Jay Gruden on RG3: 'We're happy with his progress'

    Fox Sports "Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden stood up for his quarterback on Saturday, touting the “progress” he sees in Robert Griffin III’s game this summer. Those looking at RG3’s stat line from Thursday’s game against Cleveland might not be impressed. He completed half his passes (4 of 8) for..." August 16

  • RGIII’s unpopularity has increased more than Paula Deen but less than Bill Cosby since 2013

    Washington Post "Q Scores, the company that surveys people to measure consumer appeal of celebrities, brands and more, recently released new data about the public’s perception of famous figures — and it doesn’t bode well for Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. Every celebrity has a positive and negative Q Score..." August 15

  • RG3 on offense: 'You can play free and not worry about 1,000 things'

    CBS Sports "This season, like the last, Robert Griffin III has a lot to prove. The hope is that, unlike last season, the fourth-year quarterback can stay healthy and avoid getting benched for Colt McCoy or Kirk Cousins. Because realistically, this is RG3's last chance to prove he can be Washington's..." August 07

  • Jay Gruden reportedly had to convince Dan Snyder to bench RG3

    Larry Brown Sports "Here’s something that will come as a shock to NFL fans: Dan Snyder likes to meddle with his football team and be a part of big decisions. I know, I know — you’re just floored by the this revelation. But Snyder, who has zero previous football coaching experience, was so involved with football..." August 04

  • RGIII: If they want me to be ordinary, that’s what I’ll be

    Pro Football Talk "Jay Gruden didn’t always have the most positive things to say about Robert Griffin III last season, but the Redskins coach said last week that the quarterback is “starting to realize” the work he has to do in order to be successful in the NFL. One of the things that Gruden stressed was that..." August 04

  • Rush Limbaugh: Media criticism because RG3 is suspected Republican

    CBS Sports "Conservative commentator, football fan and short-lived ESPN NFL studio analyst Rush Limbaugh has some thoughts on why Robert Griffin III has been so heavily scrutinized in recent years, and apparently it has little to do with Griffinn's on-field struggles. “RGIII, the quarterback — don't know..." July 03

  • Mark Brunell doesn’t think RGIII can succeed in the NFL

    Washington Post "Former Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell has defended Robert Griffin III against his critics before. As someone who transitioned from being a running quarterback to a more traditional pocket-passer after suffering a knee injury before his third season in Jacksonville, Brunell, now an ESPN analyst,..." July 01

  • RG3 misses 'having fun playing football' after two tough seasons

    Sportsnaut "Robert Griffin III has suffered through a couple of horrific seasons in Washington after blowing the hinges off the NFL as a rookie in 2012. He is hoping a new mental approach will help him recapture the magic, and part of that process appears to involve taking the game not so..." May 27

  • Mike Shanahan: Injuries aren’t why RGIII has struggled last two years

    Pro Football Talk "When Robert Griffin III landed in the NFL in 2012, the Redskins closed the regular season with seven straight wins to take the NFC East and advance to the playoffs. Griffin missed one of those games with a knee injury, which served as a preview of the more serious knee injury he’d suffer in the..." May 23

  • Robert Griffin III -- My Baby Has Arrived, But Won't Be RG4

    TMZ "Robert Griffin III officially became a father Thursday, but he's going to have to wait a while for RG4 ... because his wife gave birth to a girl. Rebecca Griffin squeezed out 7 lbs, 9 oz. of baby today ... and they named her Reese Anne. " May 22

  • Jay Gruden: RGIII should make big jump this year

    Pro Football Talk "Through one year of their partnership, there have been plenty of people who have shared the opinion that Robert Griffin III is a poor fit for what coach Jay Gruden is looking for in a quarterback in Washington. Gruden’s been one of the people dropping hints in that direction, but he’s called..." May 11

  • Washington picks up 2016 option on Robert Griffin III’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "Word on Monday morning was that the Redskins were likely to pick up the 2016 option on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s option and it moved to a done deal in the middle of the day. Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan announced that the team is exercising their option on Griffin’s pick..." April 27

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    As I said on @NFL_AM, I'm told Redskins are likely to pick up Robert Griffin III's option for 2016. They view as a franchise tag, of sorts.

  • Washington’s decision on RG3 option may hinge on the draft

    Pro Football Talk "New Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan has to make his two biggest decisions to date in the next two weeks: What to do with the fifth overall pick in the draft, and what to do with Robert Griffin III’s fifth-year contract option. The second decision may depend on the first. The..." April 22

  • Report: Redskins inclined to pick up RG3's contract option

    CSN Washington "It has been widely assumed that the Redskins will not pick up the fifth-year option on the contract of quarterback Robert Griffin III. Now one report says, well, not so fast. Citing a source familiar with the situation, the Washington Post reports that the Redskins are expected to pick up the..." April 22

  • Tom Brady won’t give RG3 advice until after he retires

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady may have a “nice guy” persona to the public, but that doesn’t mean he’s a sweetheart when it comes to his opponents. In fact, Brady is so competitive that he declined to give advice to a fellow QB until after his playing career is over. Last year the Patriots and Redskins held joint..." April 21

  • RG3 wants to make football fun again

    SB Nation "Plenty has changed for Robert Griffin III since he won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2012. There's a chance he could become a free agent in 2016 and this could be his last chance to stick with the team that drafted him. That's not his focus right now, however. In an interview..." April 20

  • Robert Griffin III ‘wouldn’t be bummed’ if Redskins don’t pick up 2016 option

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins are one of several teams who have been linked to former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota this offseason, which says a lot about where Robert Griffin III currently stands. Whether the Redskins draft a quarterback or not, it’s fair to wonder if 2015 will be Griffin’s last..." April 20

  • Robert Griffin III eagerly preparing for vital season with Redskins "Robert Griffin III stands at a crossroads in his day, briefly scanning the menu at a Pei Wei Asian Diner in a suburban South Florida shopping center Friday evening, right now just a man in search of a simple, hot dinner. He is wearing a T-shirt featuring three loudly printed words that have..." April 20

  • Robert Griffin III Addresses Rumors that the Redskins are Targeting a QB in the Draft

    Sportsnaut "There have been numerous rumors surface over the past couple weeks that the Washington Redskins are potentially looking into selecting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in the upcoming NFL draft. These rumors fly in the face of head coach Jay Gruden’s proclamation that Robert Griffin III is the..." April 13

  • Robert Griffin III's feelings aren't hurt by Redskins QB reset talk

    CBS Sports "The Washington Redskins have been connected to Marcus Mariota in the upcoming NFL Draft. Even if they can't get him in for a visit. The potential investment in a quarterback doesn't bother their current quarterback though. Or at least Robert Griffin III is saying it doesn't. RG3 was asked by..." April 13

  • Griffin needs to be competent before he can be great

    CSN Washington "If Robert Griffin III is going to make it as an NFL quarterback, it seems as though he should keep one old adage in mind. Learn to walk before you run. Griffin wants to be a great quarterback and there certainly is nothing wrong with that. But he must first learn to be a competent..." April 08

  • RG3 on Gruden: Not my job to judge the coach

    CSN Washington "Jay Gruden's first season as Redskins head coach had many more downs than ups, and a consistent source of frustration seemed to be his quarterback situation. Robert Griffin III started the season as Washington's starter, but sustained an injury Week 2 that altered the course of his 2014 season. He..." April 07

  • Jay Gruden: Redskins won't be afraid to 'hit the reset button' on QB

    CBS Sports "Here's Redskins coach Jay Gruden a month ago at the combine talking about quarterback Robert Griffin III: "We'll going into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy, obviously. Then it's up to Robert to continue to grow and mature as a quarterback and a person. And moving forward just want to see..." March 26

  • Redskins starting QB job is Griffin's to lose

    CSN Washington "Need to Know: At the NFL owners meetings, Jay Gruden gave some clarity to the Redskins' starting QB situation, at least to the extent that he can in late March. " March 26

  • Redskins still pondering key Griffin decision

    CSN Washington "The Redskins are still pondering a key decision involving the future of quarterback Robert Griffin III. General Manager Scot McCloughan told's Tarik El-Bashir today that the team has not yet decided whether or not the team will pick up the fifth-year option on Griffin’s..." March 24

  • Bruce Allen: Robert Griffin III still has high ceiling

    ESPN "Jay Gruden’s announcement Wednesday that Robert Griffin III would be the Washington Redskins' starter was an odd one given his stated desire the day after the season for an open competition. But Bruce Allen provided a little more insight into how the organization views the situation. And it comes..." February 20

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    Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer

    Gruden: "We'll go into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy."

  • RG3 leans into social media debate with ‘RG4’ baby reveal

    New York Post "Is RG4 on the way? Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to let the world know he and his wife are expecting a child. On Thursday, Griffin’s 25th birthday, he posted a photo of himself kissing his wife’s pregnant belly. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor,..." February 13

  • RG3 auctioning off used ankle cast

    Sporting News "Robert Griffin III is looking to cash in on his misfortunes — for a good cause. The Redskins' quarterback is auctioning off an ankle cast signed by his teammates for his Family of 3 Foundation. The cast, signed by DeSean Jackson and DeAngelo Hall among others, is available to bidders through..." January 12

  • RG3 took sacks last season at a historic rate

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III took sacks during the 2014 season like no other quarterback in the 21st Century. Griffin was sacked 33 times last year while throwing only 214 passes. How rare is that? Not since Hugh Millen of the 1992 Patriots has a quarterback been sacked so many..." January 02

  • RG3 wears wristband for first time as pro quarterback

    SB Nation "RGIII wore a play-calling wristband on his left arm for the first time as a pro against the Eagles on Sunday. If you thought it was odd seeing Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III checking a wristband on his left arm in between plays during Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, you..." December 23

  • Robert Griffin III likely to stay with Redskins in 2015 "Jay Gruden feels good about his chances to return to D.C. next season year, and according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, so should Robert Griffin III. The maligned quarterback, who has been benched several times already this year and was subject to some pretty pointed criticisms by Gruden..." December 21

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Gruden says they don't need to see anymore RG3 to figure out what he can or can't do #Redskins

  • Colt McCoy injury could make RG3 Washington's starter for Week 15

    SB Nation "McCoy is battling a neck injury, potentially opening the door for Robert Griffin III to return under center. The ever-revolving door that is Washington's quarterback position appears ready for another dispirited turn. A neck injury to Colt McCoy is threatening his status against the New York..." December 08

  • Fisher states the obvious on Griffin trade

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this week, Jon Stewart suggested that Rams coach Jeff Fisher has a little Nick Nolte vibe. On Wednesday, Fisher opted to play the role of Captain Obvious. Does he have any regrets giving up the second overall pick in the 2012 draft for the sixth overall pick, two more first-round..." December 04

  • For Jay Gruden, the best place for Robert Griffin III is elsewhere

    Washington Post "Jay Gruden wanted Robert Griffin III to succeed, but he felt he had no choice last week other than to bench the Washington Redskins’ once-apparent franchise savior despite the wide-ranging consequences. And while it’s unclear whether owner Dan Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen..." December 04

  • Dan Snyder described as “befuddled” by decline of RG3

    Pro Football Talk "Dan Snyder would like to know what’s gone wrong with his franchise quarterback. Snyder has been quiet publicly in the wake of Washington’s benching of Robert Griffin III, perhaps because Snyder doesn’t know quite what to say. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, team sources have described..." December 04