According to Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, Robert Griffin III is on the list of QBs the team is considering bringing in…
The Denver Broncos have been linked to plenty of quarterbacks this offseason, including former 2nd overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, who is still currently a free agent after being courted by the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. He’s apparently on the Broncos’ list of quarterbacks they are considering yet this offseason…
I’ve been banging the table for RG3 for awhile, as he represents a low-risk, high upside option where the Broncos have some leeway this offseason. I say that because after watching the way they won the Super Bowl a year ago — with virtually nothing from the QB position most of the year — the new guys who come in need simply to limit mistakes and take advantage of the great playmakers around them to help this offense be successful.
RG3 is a player who could benefit greatly from a supporting cast of the caliber he’d have in Denver, both offensively and defensively.
The Broncos have some of the best QB coaches in the NFL in Gary Kubiak and Greg Knapp, plus you have a very favorable locker room situation having just won the Super Bowl. This is a team that is reloading, there’s no doubt about it, but key pieces still remain and this is a Broncos team that is not that much of a longshot to at least contend for a repeat in Super Bowl 51.
Griffin was cut from the Washington Redskins, so he wouldn’t cost the Broncos anything in terms of compensatory picks next year. He also wouldn’t cost them draft capital this offseason, as they are reportedly working on acquiring Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco 49ers.
Kaepernick’s injury history is certainly less daunting than RG3’s, which extends back to his days at Baylor. The Broncos would have to be pretty confident in Mark Sanchez to pick up RG3 at this point, but we know he’s at least one of the options.
And why wouldn’t he be?