Robert Griffin III: I could help the Texans

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Could free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III really help the Houston Texans?

Let’s face it, the Houston Texans’ season is over and quarterback Tom Savage isn’t good enough to start in the NFL.

Former first round pick, and current free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III believes he could help the Texans, who have been reeling since losing Deshaun Watson for the season.

"“Deshaun’s an incredible player with a really bright future,” Griffin told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “I feel like I could help him after my experiences with Washington and Cleveland.“I feel like I could help the team. I know a lot of their guys. I think I can do a lot of things they’ve been doing offensively. Texas is home, and I’ve always got a soft spot in my heart for Texas.”"

The 27 year-old Griffin was released by the Cleveland Browns back in March after playing only five games last year for them due to injury. He threw for 886 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions while completing 59.2 percent of his passes.

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There’s no doubt that Griffin is a talented player, but he did most of his damage during his rookie season while effectively running a read-option offense that no longer fools opposing defenses.

Now if you look at RG3’s numbers from 2012-2014 with the Washington Redskins, they were very good. He recorded quarterback ratings of 102.4, 82.2 and 86.9.  The problem is that he only started a combined 20 games in 2013 and 2014 due to injury.

In 2015, Griffin suffered an injury during the preseason and lost his job for good to Kirk Cousins, so he never played a single down during the regular season. Then of course he was released in 2016 and signed with the Browns.

While Colin Kaepernick would be a great fit for the Texans, we already know they’re not going to make that move. So maybe they should sign another talented mobile quarterback that can make plays.

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