Robert Griffin III RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    There's a "real chance" Robert Griffin III will be Washington's starting QB before this season is over, per source.

  • RG3 likely won't be back with Redskins next season

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "After being benched in favor of quarterback Colt McCoy, it is highly unlikely Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will return to the team next season, people within the organization told Washington Post columnist Jason Reid. Reid wrote first-year Redskins coach Jay Gruden was able to..." November 29

  • Has Luck-RG3 draft reached status of Manning-Leaf?

    USA Today "Andrew Luck is on pace to pass for more than 5,000 yards this season and join the elite class of NFL quarterbacks. Whether Robert Griffin III will ever play for the Washington Redskins again is uncertain. Luck was the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft by the Indianapolis Colts; Griffin went No...." November 27

  • What’s Next for RG3? Breaking Down 10 Possible Destinations

    Grantland "The Robert Griffin III era appears to be drawing to a close in Washington. Once such a beloved figure that fans hunted down his wedding registry to send him gifts, Griffin has quickly become more isolated by the week. It was one thing when he was enduring calls for Kirk Cousins from a misguided..." November 26

  • Source: Redskins to start McCoy over RG III

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins are planning to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a team source. While Griffin is not a part of Washington's plan for Sunday's game, he still appears to be a significant part of the Redskins' long-term plan,..." November 26

  • Griffin is surely done in D.C.

    Pro Football Talk "Well, that escalated quickly. Only nine days ago, quarterback Robert Griffin III remained entrenched as the starter in D.C. After nearly beating the Vikings in his return from a dislocated ankle, Griffin had two weeks to get ready for a gimme putt against the Buccaneers. And then Tampa won..." November 26

  • How close is Jay Gruden to benching Robert Griffin III?

    Fox Sports "Robert Griffin III's act must be wearing thin. Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden doesn't seem to completely support his for-now starting quarterback, as his comments on Monday seem to hint that a possible benching could come as near as this week. Gruden met with reporters on Monday..." November 25

  • Jay Gruden doesn't fully commit to starting RG3 in Week 13

    USA Today "The Washington Redskins plan to start quarterback Robert Griffin III Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but coach Jay Gruden put limits on that commitment Monday. "Right now, today at 3:15, we feel like Robert's that guy right now," Gruden said in a media teleconference one day after a..." November 25

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    Washington Redskins @Redskins

    Gruden said "there's a chance at a lot positions" for re-evaluations. Clarifies there's "every intent" to start Griffin III vs. Colts.

  • RG3 has 'extreme confidence' Washington will play better

    SB Nation "Washington has struggled mightily this year while floundering to a 3-7 record. Quarterback Robert Griffin III has received a brunt of criticism lately with his play on the field and his words off it. He spoke to the media Wednesday and tried to take a different approach. After RGIII called out..." November 19

  • Gruden on RG3's work ethic: 'He does what he's supposed to do'

    CSN Washington "Jay Gruden acknowledged Wednesday that he should not have singled out quarterback Robert Griffin III following Sunday’s defeat and that he will avoid public critiques in the future. “Early on in the season, when I first got the job, I knew there were going to be a lot of questions about..." November 19

  • Steve Young: Coaches have told me RG3 doesn’t put in the time

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young says he knows the problem with Robert Griffin III: He doesn’t work hard enough. Young said on the Michael Kay Show that he has spoken with coaches who have worked with Griffin, and those coaches told him that Griffin simply doesn’t spend the long hours..." November 18

  • Jay Gruden isn't pretending RG3 is a savior, which could save him in the end

    USA Today "It’s mid-November and the Washington Redskins are in crisis. Stop me if this sounds familiar. After saying that he needed to do better following an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Robert Griffin III then spun around on his teammates. “Great quarterbacks, the..." November 18

  • Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III needs to worry about himself

    Larry Brown Sports "If you think Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is going to throw all of his support behind Robert Griffin III no matter how poorly the franchise quarterback plays, think again. During his scheduled press conference on Monday, Gruden was highly critical of Griffin. According to Mike..." November 18

  • RG3 says great quarterbacks 'don’t play well if their guys don’t play well'

    USA Today "Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a terrible outing on Sunday, throwing two interceptions in a 27-7 loss to the Buccaneers, who were 1-8 heading into the matchup. Griffin was also sacked six times in the loss. After the game, reporters asked Griffin about the sacks. Griffin..." November 17

  • RG III believes he's franchise QB

    ESPN "Robert Griffin III understands why coach Jay Gruden declared that the jury remains out on the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation. Griffin also says he still feels like the team's franchise QB. "There's no doubt there," Griffin said. "This is my team and I'm going to lead it." On..." November 05

  • Gruden: Report on RGIII 'amateurish' "Robert Griffin III on Sunday flatly denied an ESPN report that the Redskins quarterback has "alienated himself" from teammates. "In that locker room, we focus on what's going on in there and what's going on on that field, and we can't really worry about the negativity that's swirling," Griffin..." November 03