NFL executives say the Washington Redskins would be unlikely to get more than a third round pick in exchange for Robert Griffin III, should the team decide to trade the quarterback.
Coach Jay Gruden benched Griffin earlier in the week in favor of Colt McCoy, who will start Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Griffin "still appears to be a significant part of the Redskins' long-term plan," but La Canfora reports multiple Washington sources believe it is a "forgone conclusion" that Griffin will not return next season.
On Wednesday, Jason Reid of The Washington Post said it is "highly unlikely" Griffin is back with Washington next season.
Of the five evaluators contacted about Griffin, one believed Washington might be able to get a conditional third-round pick for him, two believed a fourth-rounder was fair value, one said a fifth-round pick and one suggested a sixth-round pick that moves as high as a fourth-rounder based on how much and how well Griffin plays with his new team.
Griffin is owed $3.3 million next season and has a fifth-year option for 2016. The 24-year-old missed six games this season after dislocating his left ankle during Week 2 and has completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 869 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in five games.
- Molly Geary