Robert Griffin III Back to Starting Role

By Vincent Frank

Can Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III show his team enough in the final two games for the brass in D.C. to decide he does have a future with the franchise?

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announced on Monday that the former No. 2 overall pick will start the team’s Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

RGIII replaced an injured Colt McCoy in the first quarter of Washington’s 24-13 loss to the New York Giants after McCoy suffered an aggravation of a neck injury that led some to believe he wouldn’t be ready to go on Sunday.

The former Heisman Trophy winner responded by completing 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and a score in his best performance in ages.

Outside of draft positioning and analyzing young players, the three-win Redskins don’t have much to play for in the final two games. If they are at least able to acquire an understanding of where RGIII is that, why not insert him in the lineup? After all, there aren’t too many options here for Jay Gruden and Co.

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