Redskins Sign Robert Griffin III

Redskins Sign RG3

7/18/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

June 12 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws the ball during Redskins  Minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIREThe Redskins signed their prized quarterback of the future to a contract this morning. Robert Griffin III has received a four year, $21.12 million deal from the Redskins, who traded away an abundance of draft picks to move up and select Griffin with the second overall pick. The deal includes a $13.7 million signing bonus and has a team option for a fifth year.

13 first-round picks remain unsigned, and this should get the ball rolling with some of their contract talks. It will give other teams and agents another contract to base their negotiations off of. It should have the largest effect on No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, who is also a quarterback.

RG3 will now attend training camp with his fellow rookies who reported two days ago on Monday.

The Redskins have raved about Griffin ever since seeing him workout during the offseason. As a speedy, athletic quarterback who can throw on the run, he fits perfectly into the Redskins bootleg-heavy offense, which is why some sources have said the Redskins would have selected him over No. 1 pick Andrew Luck, should they have had to make that decision.

ESPN ranks RG3 as the 15th best fantasy quarterback this season, and he certainly has a high ceiling. He could quite possibly put up those old Michael Vick type numbers, racking up rushing yards on broken plays and still throwing for good yardage. Once you've secured a durable starting quarterback, RG3 is a great flier to take late in the draft. However, if you're starter has an injury history, such as Matthew Stafford or Michael Vick, go for a lower-risk backup like Ben Roethlisberger or Matt Ryan.
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7/20/12   |   Jizmaglobin   |   540 respect

And again the kid does the right thing by signing his contract and getting to work.