Donovan McNabb: Robert Griffin III Doesn’t Fit With Mike Shanahan’s Offense
Former Washington Redskins QB, Donovan McNabb thinks that Robert Griffin III will not be successful in Mike Shanahans’ offense, according to ProFootballTalk.
“I don’t think it’s a good fit,” McNabb said today on ESPN’s First Take.
“If this doesn’t work this year, if we don’t see a splash like a Cam Newton splash, this could be it. . . How long does he have with RG3? The seat is hot right now.”
“Here’s a guy coming out who’s very talented, mobile, strong arm, we’ve already heard he’s intelligent, football mind,” McNabb said. “Are you going to cater the offense around his talent, and what he’s able to do, or are you going to bring the Houston offense with Matt Schaub over to him and have him kind of be embedded in that?”
“We talk so much about Mike Shanahan and the things he was able to do in Denver,” McNabb said. “Well, I have a couple of names for you that Mike Shanahan — quarterbacks he’s coached — and the lack of success that he’s had.”
McNabb played one unsuccessful season for the Redskins under coach Shanahan in 2010. The former Pro Bowler got off to the worst start of his career before being benched for Rex Grossman. In 2011 he played just six games with the Minnesota Vikings before losing his starting spot to rookie Christian Ponder. He is currently a free-agent. This season Griffin scored 37 touchdowns and threw the ball for 4,293 yards for Baylor. He is one of the most talked about players coming out of the combine and was the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, Consensus All-American, Davey O’Brien Award winner, and the Manning Award winner.