NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Is Robert Griffin III’s tenure in Washington about to come to an end?
That remains to be seen, but the quarterback’s stock is certainly falling.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has named Kirk Cousins the team’s starter, leaving RGIII’s future with the team in doubt.
It’s no secret that the Jets need a quarterback, but the New York Daily News reports that New York is not interested in trading for the former second overall pick.
Griffin has a base salary of over $3 million in 2015. Next year he’ll be owed just over $16 million.
The 25-year-old burst onto the scene in 2012, making the Pro Bowl and earning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. But he’s been injury prone. The former Heisman Trophy winner missed seven games in 2014 and suffered a concussion on Aug. 20. He was not cleared to play against the Ravens this past weekend.
When Jets head coach Todd Bowles was asked on Monday if his team has any interest in Griffin, he answered as would be expected.
“He’s in (Washington) and we have our guys right now,” Bowles said, according to the newspaper. “That’s not my concern.”
With Geno Smith out at least for the start of the season, New York’s starting quarterback is Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets also have Matt Flynn, Josh Johnson and Bryce Petty on their roster.
In nine games for the Redskins last season, Griffin completed 68.7 percent of his passes for 1,694 yards. He threw four touchdown passes and rushed for another score, but tossed six interceptions and fumbled nine times.