Former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is in discussions to potentially join one of the two groups bidding for the Commanders, he said on The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday.
In the past, Griffin himself has not shied away from laying blame on the organization that drafted him. He even threatened to expose the team for things that went on during his time there. Now, however, with Commanders owner Daniel Snyder on the verge of selling the franchise and now Griffin seems poised to be part of it.
“I’ve been having some really great conversations with this (proposed ownership) group, led by Josh Harris,” Griffin told “The Rich Eisen Show” this week, “and having an opportunity to come in on that ownership group, I’m like head-over-heels excited about that process. To be a player for that team, to not have my career go the way I wanted it to, or the fans wanted it to in that city, would be a full-circle type of moment, to come back and try to help that team and that organization build the winner that the fans deserve.”
Griffin was selected No. 2 overall in the 2012 NFL draft by Washington. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, along with earning a Pro Bowl bid his rookie season.
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However, an injury would turn his career upside down. Griffin struggled the next three seasons with the team.
In 2015, he lost the starting quarterback position to now-Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Griffin retired from playing and joined ESPN as an analyst in 2021.
The Commanders reportedly have been on the market ever since current owners Dan and Tanya Snyder hired Bank of America to explore a sale. That decision followed a report from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform that implicated Snyder in perpetuating “a toxic workplace culture by ignoring and downplaying sexual misconduct” within the organization.
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