Report: Redskins 'would take anything' in trade for RG3

There is limited time remaining in Washington for Robert Griffin III. Very limited. Redskins president Bruce Allen came out recently and basically said "we wish him well" moving forward.

No surprise -- Washington isn't going to pay Griffin more than $15 million to be a backup behind Kirk Cousins next year. 

"I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team," Allen said on Dan Sileo's San Diego radio show. "We've heard from some teams that are interested. I think he's going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future."

Given the Redskins' stance on Griffin and the former No. 2 overall pick's contract situation, it's no surprise they'd be willing, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, to take anything back in return for Griffin.

7th round pick, ham sandwich, whatever. Anything. 

"Per a league source, Washington would take anything they could get for Griffin — even a seventh-round draft pick," Florio reports.

The Redskins situation is just too obvious. They're not going to pay Griffin to hang around at his salary when he's not playing. 

We've seen the last of RG3 in Washington. (via @KeelyDivenCSN/Twitter)
It appears we've seen the last of RG3 in Washington. (via @KeelyDivenCSN/Twitter)

Which means they have until March 9 to cut him and avoid taking on that salary. They won't. They probably also won't trade him.

The only reason a team would give up a 7th-round pick for Griffin is if it believes he can help them immediately, if they believe they can't get him on the open market and if they believe Griffin would re-work his contract.

The only cost would be a late-round pick in the trade, but there's risk involved. The easier solution is to let Washington cut him and see how things shake out. 

Which is why ultimately the Redskins won't be able to trade Griffin.

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