Bucs should be interested in RGIII, but just a bit

by Gary Shelton on November 29, 2014 · 0 comments

in Tampa Bay Bucs

If you forget about the last 18 games, and if you forget about the indecision, and if you forget about the way he has played his way out of the town that once elected him savior, then yeah, you might suggest that Robert Griffin III makes a lot of sense.

On the other hand, if you’ve been paying attention for the last two years, you probably believe that hope lies elsewhere.

These days, Griffin seems to be little more than someone else’s mistake.  Frankly, the Bucs have made enough of those on their own.

It happens. Someone else has played their way out of favor, and those teams without quarterbacks start reading their old scouting reports. Do that, and a team can fool itself about RGIII.

But the fact is, Griffin is a shell of the quarterback who was the most popular man in Washington as a rookie. Back then, you could argue Griffin against Andrew Luck, and you didn’t sound deranged when you did it.  He had the arm, he had the legs, he had the presence, he had the future. At the time, everyone would have loved to have taken a chance on Griffin’s future.

No more. Griffin has now been benched by two coaches, and with a 6.7 salary cap hit for next year, you get the feeling that his days are numbered in Washington.

So should the Bucs take a chance on him?

Best answer: Not much of a chance.

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