Report: Robert Griffin III on Super Bowl champion Broncos radar

Why it's possible the replacement for Peyton Manning is a soon-to-be ex-Redskin.

At some point the Redskins will cut ties with Robert Griffin III. When they do, other teams will take a close look. The reality is there aren't enough viable quarterbacks to go around. Considering the success RG3 had early in his career, it's not hard imagining some team belieiving they can turn him around.

That team might be the reigning Super Bowl champions. Denver won with Peyton Manning, who likely retiresthis off-season, at quarterback. Brock Osweiler looked the part at times this past season when he played, enough so that other teams could throw money his once he hits free agency next month. Other than Kirk Cousins, Osweiler might be the most attractive free agent QB this year.

That's where Griffin kicks in.

There would be tons of pressure on an outsider coming in to a situation where the team just won the title. Replacing a legend like Manning adds another element. On the other hand, talk about a soft landing spot. Denver won Super Bowl 50 despite limited production from its quarterback throughout the playoffs thaanks to an ovewhelming defense. In addition, head coach Gary Kubiak uses a run-heavy offense, meaning Griffin could blend in more than other spots with volume-passing approaches.

Griffin's initial success came in large part to his mobility. John Elway, Denver's architect, could certainly run during his playing days. Perhaps his golden touch turns RG3's career around, assuming that's where the soon-to-be ex-Redskin lands. That assumes a lot, including that the Broncos and Osweiler can't work out a deal or that like Washington with Cousins, Denver doesn't consider using the franchise tag. 

Wherever Griffin goes, the attention will remain. That's especially true if he lands in Denver.

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