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April 17, 2024

RGIII Gets 5th Year in Washington

Elliott Smith┬á -Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan announced Monday that the team will pick up quarterback Robert Griffin III’s fifth-year option for the 2016 season, a move worth $16.155 million, per The Washington Post.

The Redskins have already announced that Griffin will be the starter this season, and locking him up would not affect the team’s plans, if they have any, to draft a quarterback. NFL Media insider Albert Breer said the team views the option as a franchise tag of sorts.

The risk comes in that if Griffin is hurt during this season, the Redskins would be on the hook to pay the full $16 million. If Griffin does not perform well in 2015, the Redskins could release the quarterback without taking a salary-cap hit.

Griffin threw for 1,694 yards and four touchdowns with six interceptions last season.

We’ll have more Redskins talk tomorrow on SJS with Ken Meringolo from

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