The Redskins exceeded expectations this season. Behind Kirk Cousins, Washington overcame a 2-4 start to make the postseason for the first time since 2012. The franchise even got a home playoff game, losing 35-18 Sunday to the Packers.
So naturally, Robert Griffin III, who did not take a snap all season, becomes the biggest offseason story in the nation's capital.
With the #Redskins season over, they'll release RGIII. Just a matter of timing. Was important to owner Dan Snyder he be on the team all year
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2016
RGIII cleaned out his Redskins locker likely for the last time Monday. He did not speak to the media, but he did leave us all a present.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) January 11, 2016
RG3 cleaning out locker, says he's got nothing to say today. Shakes head no when asked if bitter. Polite; just guarded.
— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) January 11, 2016
RG3 cleared out his locker today, save for this note. pic.twitter.com/rjcKheHHSN
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) January 11, 2016
If these words sound familiar, it's because they are from Mother Teresa. So dock Griffin some points for failing to properly attribute.
Three seasons ago, Griffin, the second overall pick in the 2012 draft, was the NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year, starting 15 games. After injuries, his production dropped in 2013, as he started 13 games, and in 2014, that total lowered to seven games. Cousins, a fourth-round pick in 2012, backed up Griffin for their first three seasons in the NFL before starting every game this season.
Griffin obviously thought about this note long and hard, printing it on Redskins paper. His last quote in Washington comes in the form of a passive-aggressive poem. When he signs with his next team, maybe he will pen a new, happier note.
Griffin's note is an extension of his actions Sunday night. With the game out of reach, Griffin was seen embracing FedEx Field employees, saying his goodbyes.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 11, 2016
Robert Griffin still a popular guy here at FedEx, and haven't seen him turn down an autograph or hand shake yet.
— Conor Orr (@ConorOrr) January 10, 2016
Where will the RGIII circus go next? Rumors say Dallas.
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) January 11, 2016
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