Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not return to the team next season, according to CBS Sports.
After losing his starting job to Colt McCoy, several in the organization believe that the team will part with Griffin after the season. There has reportedly been a growing rift between Griffin and the team that is beyond repair.
It is the second time in two seasons — by two different coaches — that Griffin lost his starting job the final month of the regular season.
After giving up three first-round draft picks to select Griffin No. 2 overall in 2012, the team will likely trade him in the offseason. CBS Sports contacted five evaluators about Griffin, and only one believed the Redskins would get as high as a third-round pick for him.
Griffin has one year left on his contract and will make $3.3 million next year. He has a fifth-year option for 2016 for more than $16 million. Several teams looking for quarterbacks next year could be interested in Griffin, including the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Griffin tore his right ACL and MCL in the playoffs during his rookie season and recently came back from a dislocated ankle. His injury history, decline in production, conflicts with coaches and salary all play a part in his value on the trade market. Some teams assume the Redskins may simply release him.