Robert Griffin III says he will 'some how' get blamed for Redskins' Alex Smith trade
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
The Washington Redskins' quarterback drama is once again at the forefront of the professional football world, even in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.
So of course, Robert Griffin III is involved...sort of.
The ex-Redskins' signal caller took to social media with the rest of the NFL community following the shocking reported trade between Washington and the Kansas City Chiefs that sent quarterback Alex Smith to D.C. in exchange for a 2018 third-round draft pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller. The move seems to all but ensure the team will be parting ways with incumbent passer Kirk Cousins.
According to Griffin, "they" will find a way to say the trade is his fault.
It is unclear if Griffin is referring to the media, fans or someone else but he was under constant scrutiny from both during his three-year roller coaster ride behind center for the Redskins.
And so the link between Griffin and Cousins continues. Both were selected by the Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft, Griffin at number two overall, Cousins 102nd. Griffin won NFL Rookie of the year but eventually lost his job to Cousins because of injuries and poor play. Griffin has not played an NFL game since a 2016 stint with the Cleveland Browns while Cousins is set to make a lot of money as one of the prized jewels of NFL free agency.
And neither of them will likely be on the Redskins' roster during the 2018 season.