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Robert Griffin III traded to Miami after injury setback

RGIII, Miami DolphinsIn an absolute offseason shocker the Washington Redskins have traded quarterback and 2012 Rookie of the Year, Robert Griffin III, to the Miami Dolphins. Adam Shefter is reporting the trade involves a 1st rounder in the upcoming 2013 draft and 2nd round picks in each of the next two drafts. This continues the Dolphins aggressive offseason roster shuffle.

RGIII suffered a fairly severe ACL injury in his last game of the 2012 season. Following his knee reconstruction surgery in January, it was reported that the procedure went well and the quarterback was on the path to recovery. However, in recent weeks his recovery has stalled following multiple setbacks.


Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins feared the worst and evidently felt that the young quarterback’s aggressive mobile style either wouldn’t be the same or wouldn’t last after returning from this injury, and they decided to quit while they were ahead. It didn’t take much time for Miami to show up at the door expressing interest, and the deal was done in a few short hours.

The move puts the Redskins back at the drawing board at the quarterback position, but it certainly changes the landscape in Miami. If Griffin III can come back from the injury, the Dolphins may have put enough pieces in place to be a force in the coming years.  Here’s to a wild offseason for Miami.






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