There’s a good chance Robert Griffin III watched his final game as a member of the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
As usual, though, RGIII isn’t bowing out quietly, even if he used a different medium to get his message across.
Washington returned to FedExField on Monday to clean out his locker one day after his team’s 35-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Wild Card matchup. It was a pretty sad scene, as cameras caught the backup quarterback removing some beloved action figures from his top shelf.
Griffin declined to talk to reporters, instead leaving a lengthy note taped to his empty locker.
The quote, which references Dr. Kent M. Keith’s 1968 poem “The Paradoxical Comments,” has been hanging in Griffin’s locker for most of the season, according to ESPN. It seems to acknowledge the writing on the wall that RGIII won’t be back in Washington next season after four tumultuous years that saw him fall from Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012 to third-string backup behind Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy in 2015.
The Redskins have until March 9 to release the 25-year-old QB or pick up a $16.2 million contract option to keep him around in 2016.