Though Robert Griffin III was voted as the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012, the Redskins quarterback's tenure in Washington has been anything but smooth since his award-winning debut.
Injuries, benchings, and internal strife are all contributing to Griffin's exit from the franchise, an end that is regarded as inevitable by NFL executives, according to CBS Sports' Jason Canfora. Apparently, the split between the two parties could come as early as this offseason. The move would be a shocking finish to Griffin's career with the team that traded three first-round picks away to acquire him in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Per Canfora's report, the Redskins could expect interest from the Oakland Raiders. However, Canfora also indicated that Washington's front office would be unable to receive much in return for Griffin's services; evaluators around the league currently peg Griffin's trade value to be equivalent to a third-round draft pick. Given the riches Washington forked over to nab Griffin in the first place, such a small return would be a deeply embarrassing loss for Daniel Snyder and Redskins GM Bruce Allen. In fact, one of Canfora's sources noted that Allen and Snyder's pride could prevent them from making such a pitiful trade. This is not to mention the concerns that teams would have about adding Griffin to their roster due to his injury and locker room history.
Either way, it appears that Griffin's time in Washington is coming to a disastrous conclusion. Chalk this saga up as yet another fail for Daniel Snyder.