Robert Griffin III Wants To Play For The Los Angeles Rams

Free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III has been relatively quiet about where he'll play next season, but the Los Angeles Daily News is reporting that Griffin's desired destination is the Los Angeles Rams.

The Rams want to upgrade their quarterback position. And it looks like a former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year wants to be that upgrade.

Robert Griffin III “very much” wants to play for the Rams in Los Angeles, a source close to the situation indicated Thursday.

Nevertheless, the Rams can surround him with a strong supporting cast that includes dynamic young running back Todd Gurley — the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year — playmaker Tavon Austin, an improved offensive line and a solid defense. 

In other words, RG3 won’t have to carry the Rams as much as he just needs to complement them. And that seems appealing to a player trying to revive his career with a change of scenery.

Griffin was benched by the Washington Redskins in favor of Kirk Cousins last year, and wasn't active for a single game last season. He last saw the field in 2014, where he passed for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions in nine games.

RG3 really made his name in his rookie season, passing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions to go along with 815 rushing yards and seven more touchdowns. However, he suffered a torn ACL at the end of his rookie season and has been plagued by injuries since, raising questions about his durability.

Los Angeles has been looking to upgrade their quarterback position this offseason after Nick Foles and Case Keenum split the job last year, and they've already expressed interest in RG3, hoping he can return to his rookie form. 

Griffin is also interested in the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, but the Rams appear to be his top choice.

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