Robert Griffin III’s professional career has been a bumpy ride, and the Washington Redskins quarterback is struggling once again.
Bleacher Report NFL analyst Matt Miller said Monday in a video on the Bleacher Report website that a disconnect is starting to grow between RG3 and his teammates. According to Miller, much of the issue stems from Griffin’s inability to learn the new offensive system installed by new head coach Jay Gruden.
“(The feeling) is that RG3 is not very well-liked in that locker room. We’ve heard things like this before. … The feeling is he started to alienate some of his teammates on the offensive side of the ball. I think a lot of that stems from his struggle to learn this new playbook, the new Jay Gruden system.
“I don’t think this is breaking news. We’ve seen RG3 struggle before, especially in Year 2 under Mike Shanahan. We’ve heard reports out of Washington this year that he’s struggling to adapt to this new system but I think it’s all coming to a head and a boiling point. His frustrations are spilling over to the locker room and happy feelings are kind of dying in Washington right now.”
There seems to be growing support for backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to the report, and that may not be a stretch. ESPN.com’s New England Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss observed last week during Patriots-Redskins joint practices that Cousins looked like the better quarterback.
“I wondered if I was alone (in thinking that Cousins looked better),” Reiss wrote, “and then heard the same sentiment echoed by some others in the Patriots organization.”
According to Miller, that bit of news was well-received by Griffin’s teammates.
See more on the potential quarterback controversy in the video below.