Report: Robert Griffin III may not return to Redskins in 2015

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Jay Gruden benched Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ahead of Sunday’s game against the Colts.

Griffin met a similar fate at the end of last season when Mike Shanahan was in charge and according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post the chances of the 2012 first round pick returning for 2015 are slim.

“It’s highly unlikely the struggling quarterback will return next season, people within the organization say. Gruden convinced owner Daniel Snyder and team President and General Manager Bruce Allen, Griffin’s biggest supporters at Redskins Park, that change was necessary. Although Griffin was coming off consecutive inept performances and had not led Washington to a victory in more than a year, don’t underestimate what Gruden accomplished in getting Snyder and Allen on his side.”

Griffin was drafted by the Redskins after trading away first round picks to the Rams in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in addition to a 2012 second-round pick. While Griffin led the Redskins to the playoffs in 2012 an ACL tear in a Wild Card loss to the Seahawks altered his career.

The Redskins are 3-8 on the season but are 2-0 in games play by Sunday’s starter Colt McCoy. They will have their work cut out in Indianapolis on Sunday.