Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Texans Would Be Interested in Robert Griffin III If He Becomes Available

Reports of multiple teams could be interested in Robert Griffin III if the Washington Redskins want to move him in the offseason, including the Houston Texans.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans are potential suitors for 4th year quarterback, Robert Griffin III (Read Here). The former second overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft of the Washington Redskins has seen his number and playing time steadily decline after an impressive rookie season. 

Slowed by a knee injury his second season, Griffin endured a coaching staff change which which led to a fall from grace among the new brass in the organization, and in 2015, Griffin has been an afterthought. As Kirk Cousins has taken over the signal calling duties for the Redskins, Griffin unceremoniously entered his final year of his rookie contract. 

During the summer, the Redskins picked up Griffin’s 5th year option for 2016 and he is scheduled to make $16.2 million for the upcoming season. His contract is guaranteed only against injury and he could be released prior to the start of the new league year without any salary cap ramifications. 

The Texans are without a doubt in the market for a quarterback for the future and they will explore every avenue to fill that position. In order for the Texans to possibly land Griffin, the Texans would have to work a sign-and-trade deal, dropping Griffin’s cap number for 2016 to rework new deal to get him to Houston. 

Either way, the Texans will be attached to every quarterback that could come available and, with a player like Griffin who showed early potential, it could be a risk worth looking at. 


State of the Texans Top Stories