Redskins Pick Up Robert Griffin III’s Option But Says They’ll Still Draft QB If Available

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Things haven’t been going so well for Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.  Many people thought the team would move on but they instead chose to pick up his 2016 option.  That however hasn’t secured Griffin’s place as their go-to quarterback, general manager Scot McCloughan says the team will still draft a quarterback if that’s the best player available.

Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan announced that the team is exercising their option on Griffin’s pick ahead of the May 3 deadline to do so. The move puts Griffin in position to earn just over $16 million in 2016, which the Redskins can rescind if Griffin is healthy but the option is guaranteed against injury.

Given the price they paid to acquire Griffin and their willingness to exercise the option, the team surely hopes that everything does fall into place. Despite that, McCloughan said Monday that the decision doesn’t change the team’s draft strategy and that they’d still pick a quarterback with the fifth pick if that’s the best available player.

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