The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins on Tuesday — and reactions have been all over the place.
The strangest reaction of all, however, seemingly came from a former Redskins QB.
Robert Griffin III, who last played in the NFL in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns, apparently still is bitter about the way things ended for him in Washington. After news of the Smith trade broke, RG3 tweeted this gem:
One user known as “Andrew” came back with a reply that perfectly encapsulated the tone of the responses.
Griffin, of course, once was viewed not just as the future of the Redskins, but also the future of the quarterback position overall.
And at the time, that wasn’t such a crazy thought. RG3 did throw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 815 yards and seven TDs in his 2012 rookie season, after all.
But a rash of injuries, as well as reports of him falling out of favor both with players in the locker room and with then-head coach Mike Shanahan, who preferred then-backup QB Kirk Cousins, ultimately spelled the end for Griffin’s career in the nation’s capital. It also set him on a path toward NFL irrelevance and obscurity — although you wouldn’t know it by following him on Twitter.