To say that Robert Griffin III was a divisive figure during his four-year tenure with the Washington Redskins would be an understatement.
Griffin III saw his career get off to a rock-solid start, as he led Washington to a division title as a rookie. Since suffering a late-season injury that year, the former Heisman winner has never been the same.
Now, looking to rejuvenate his career as a member of the Cleveland Browns, the Baylor product simply wants to forget about what ended up being a disastrous tenure in D.C.
Unfortunately for Griffin III, former Redskins teammate Santana Moss is not about that action.
Moss, who played with Washington from 2005-14, was asked to name the top-five quarterbacks he played with during that span.
Griffin III came in fifth behind both Rex Grossman and Jason Campbell, two quarterbacks that combined to put up a 26-42 record with just 78 touchdowns in 68 starts in the nation’s capital.
In explaining his decision to CSN Mid-Atlantic, Moss had this to share.
“Me and Griffin shared the end zone a lot in 2012. I was thrilled to have that season with him.”
Way to stay diplomatic after throwing a former teammate of three years completely under the bus by ranking him behind two career backups.
To be fair, there were major rifts between Griffin III and his Redskins teammates over the course of his final three seasons with the team. Heck, the enigmatic quarterback didn’t necessarily get along with Skins head coach Jay Gruden.
In terms of Moss’ overall rankings, he had Mark Brunell No. 1 overall followed by Donovan McNabb, Grossman and McCoy.
For his part, Griffin III is locked in a quarterback competition with veteran Josh McCown in Cleveland.
This could be his last real chance to prove he’s a worthy starter in the NFL. Should it not work out, Moss’ less-than-stellar opinion of him might translate into some sort of reality for the former Heisman winner.