Quarterback Robert Griffin III, in his first public comments since the Redskins traded up to acquire the No. 2 draft pick last Friday, would not concede he is destined for Washington.
(Oh by the way, the trade with St. Louis for the No. 2 overall draft pick became official Wednesday. The Rams announced it on their official Twitter page.)
“Coach Shanahan and the GM and the owner there in Washington have a decision to make,” Griffin told 1660 ESPN Radio in Central Texas on Tuesday afternoon. “We’ll see what happens. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m just looking forward to being in the NFL. I don’t say that just because that’s what supposed to say. I say it because you never know what can happen. That’s why I try to keep an open mind that way. No matter who drafts me, I’m excited to go play for that team.”
It seems to me that the Indianapolis Colts are the ones with the real decision. Griffin plans to throw at Baylor’s Pro Day on March 21 partly to help his teammates get attention and partly because he’s still pushing to convince Indianapolis to take him first overall.
“The pick itself, everyone is assuming Washington is coming to get me, but that’s not certain,” he said. “Nothing in life is certain. I think it wasn’t too bad of a trade. I think picks was probably better than people. They’re only giving up two first-rounders in the next two years. People say ‘only’ two first rounders…it’s a flip of the pick [in 2012].
“I think it is a high price like many sports minds would say, but if they’re going after the player that they feel is going to help them win, then I think they were willing to play that high price. There’s no telling who that player is because if there was, there would be a lot of happy people. We’ll see what happens and move on from there.”
You can listen to the interview: here.
(h/t to @NattyBo)