Robert Griffin III released by the Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III has been released by the Washington Redskins. The former Baylor Bear and Heisman winning quarterback discusses his greatest achievement in Waco with Seth Davis.

Baylor Bear legend Robert Griffin III sat down with Seth Davis in September 2014 to disucss his greatest achievement at Baylor, where he goes in depth into a personal story. 

Griffin also spoke with Davis about his experiences being born in Japan and spending his childhood in Washington, Louisiana, Texas, and even South Korea.

Griffin was released this morning by the Washington Redskins, ending a multi-year roller coaster with the only NFL team he knew. The Redskins traded multiple draft picks for the right to draft Griffin, and the talented quarterback rewareded them in his rookie campaign that went down in the history books as one of the best ever.  A division championship and Rookie of the Year award were the results, but a knee injury suffered late in the season, and then a catastropic injury in their playoff loss at home to Seattle was the beginning of the end. 

Griffin would play in 2014, but was obviously limited due to the injury and the friction between the owners, players, and coaches.  After that season, Mike Shanahan was fired, replaced with Jay Gruden.  Gruden would play in just 9 games in 2014 while the losses piled up.  It would be his last game action as a Redskin, as the team chose to start Kirk Cousins in every game in 2015.  

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Griffin has thrown for over 8,000 yards in his career, rushing for another 1480 and has 48 total touchdowns in 37 games played.  

With Griffin's release, he is now free to sign with any team in the NFL and restart a career that looked destined to be great, but fell apart as quickly as it began.  


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