It’s certainly possible if RG3 recovers fully from his latest serious injury. And if he does, here are some of the teams that should be knocking at the Redskins’ door:
Houston Texans – Ryan Fitzpatrick is just a place-holder for Bill O’Brien until they can find a franchise quarterback, and there aren’t many that believe the answer is Tom Savage, their fourth-round pick who enjoyed unbelievable pre-draft hype. RG3 is also a Texas native and a Baylor product. It would be about as soft a landing spot as he could find.
Tennessee Titans – Jake Locker is in his fourth and what should be his final season with the Titans, who need a fresh start all around. RG3 wouldn’t just jump-start their offense, he’d give them a huge boost of excitement and energy which they have lacked since coach Jeff Fisher left town.
Dallas Cowboys – Jerry Jones regretted not drafting Johnny Manziel about five minutes after the Cowboys passed on him, because he thought Johnny Football would help keep his franchise relevant. Well, RG3 – again, a Texas native – would do the same. And it would give them a future beyond the career of Tony Romo, who is 33.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Josh McCown isn’t a long-term or short-term solution for their problems, and the Lovie Smith regime seems set against handing the ball to young Mike Glennon. They are destined to draft a QB in the first round next spring – possibly with the No. 1 overall pick. They might be able to fix their problems quicker if they get one with experience, like RG3.
St. Louis Rams – Sam Bradford was once supposed to be their future, but he’s had worse injury luck than Griffin. Now the Rams are stuck with Shaun Hill and Austin Davis and they have to be looking toward their next franchise quarterback. Coach Jeff Fisher once had a lot of success turning a quarterback who liked to run in Steve McNair into a terrific all-around weapon. Maybe with RG3 he could do the same.
New England Patriots – Tom Brady is 37 years old and they don’t yet have a succession plan. Brady said he’s going to play until he stinks, and he’s not close to that yet. RG3 would be a little too high-octane to be a backup, but if any organization can handle that it’s the Bill Belichick machine.