NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the Denver Broncos are a possible landing spot for recently released Redskins QB Robert Griffin III…
It’s been a far fall for former second overall pick and Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III, but there’s always a second chance for someone as talented as him in the NFL.
The Denver Broncos might be the team that gives it to him.
After news broke on Monday that RG3 had been released by the Redskins, Ian Rapoport went live on NFL Network and named the Broncos as a possible landing spot for RG3 now with Peyton Manning retiring and Brock Osweiler considering all of his options with a pretty huge offer on the table from Denver.
I said over the weekend that I ultimately expect Osweiler to simply accept the Broncos’ offer after trying to get some more guaranteed money out of the deal, because passing on what’s been reportedly put on the table would be insane.
Still, the possibility exists that Osweiler could find what he believes to be greener pastures in Houston with Bill O’Brien and the AFC South Champions. The Texans are reportedly expected to contact Osweiler today, and it makes sense given their inconsistency at the QB position.
It makes sense for Houston to get desperate and try and steal Brock away from the Broncos, but I would rather let them overpay for him than the Broncos do it. Think about this scenario…
The Broncos let Osweiler walk to Houston, and they are going to likely get an additional 3rd round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensatory pick. They could sign RG3 for a deal far cheaper than Osweiler’s and with no repercussions of risking the loss of compensation picks.
So, you would essentially get RG3 and a third round pick for Brock Osweiler, and you’d save a ton of money. This could also possibly allow the Broncos to find a way to pay Malik Jackson what he wants and keep that defense in-tact for the foreseeable future.
I would take that, personally, but I still think that Osweiler is going to accept the Broncos’ offer and is making one last ploy for more guaranteed money on his contract. The Broncos want him back, and they’ve offered him far more than he’s worth.