Denver Broncos rumors: Is RG3 an option if Brock Osweiler bolts for more money? According to a report, it’s at least on the table…
Love him or hate him, Robert Griffin III was once a guy that John Elway really liked. Apparently, with the status of both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler up in the air at this point, the team is reportedly considering at least entertaining the thought of RG3 in orange and blue if things get to that point.
My wife’s reaction while I’m writing this is, “NO! He’s like, the Derrick Rose of the NFL…”
I very nearly wrote a piece about RG3 in Denver back near the NFL’s trade deadline, but thought better of it and left it for another day. That day has come.
There is no reason why the Broncos wouldn’t or shouldn’t consider this, to be honest. In the NFL, it’s hard to find guys at the QB position. If for some crazy reason the Broncos are unable to retain Brock Osweiler and Peyton Manning moves on as expected, giving RG3 a ‘second chance’ would not be the worst thing they could do.
After his rookie season with Mike Shanahan in Washington, RG3’s career basically went into a serious state of disarray. He tried playing injured in 2013, failed miserably, and then had an even worse, injury-plagued 2014 season where he played just nine games.
In 2015, he didn’t take a single snap for the Redskins. Not a one.
A change of scenery is definitely needed for the former Heisman Trophy winner, but whether or not that will bring success remains to be seen. He certainly struggles with injury, but he isn’t short on talent. I don’t know exactly what RG3 needs, but a team willing to stick their necks out on the line for him would be a start.
I don’t think he’d be an expensive addition, and I don’t think he would cost the Broncos much in terms of years on the investment either. He’s just 26 years of age, and the possibilities with him in this offense are, as we know, pretty exciting.
With the #1 defense returning (the majority of it, anyway), any QB that takes over this Denver team is going to be in a very intriguing spot.
What do you think — RG3 or nah?