The plight of Robert Griffin has been one thing to swirl around the NFL news world over the last few days, especially as his concussion situation apparently was botched and then the Washington Redskins named Kirk Cousins their starting quarterback for the season. That has led to the wild speculation of which team could be interested in the much-maligned former Offensive Rookie of the Year.
The Well-respected Peter King wrote about Griffin's career and then gave a few teams who would have interested in signing Griffin if he were to be released. The Arizona Cardinals were his second team.
Bruce Arians likes Drew Stanton, I sense, but would be open to adding a third quarterback who might have to play and win games for a playoff contender, given Carson Palmer's penchant for missing games. Palmer is 35 now, and the Cards could use one more insurance policy. Plus, Griffin has the kind of deep arm Arians would love.
While Griffin is an intriguing talent who has already experienced great success at the highest level, would he really fit the Cardinals?
Yes, he has the arm strength and the mobility that many Bruce Arians quarterbacks have had. But would Griffin accept his role as QB3 and perhaps backup next season? Carson Palmer's contract makes it he is surely going to start for at least through 2016. Griffin wouldn't start until 2017 at least.
Griffin's success in the league also came when he was running a ton of read option. While Bruce Arians would use bits and pieces of that to feature Griffin, it is not certainly not an offense that Arians believes in completely.
Now in terms of signing a guy who could contribute as a better option than a guy like Phillip Sims or Logan Thomas, Griffin is certainly a greater talent, but other teams who have needs at their starting position would make more sense.
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