With a 4-13 record in the last two seasons, Washington fans are getting fed up with Robert Griffin III.
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In 2012 Robert Griffin III was the NFL Rookie of the Year and the first playoff QB for the Washington since Jason Campbell in 2007. The following season he was 3-10 leading the worst team in the NFC with their lowest win total since 1994. In 2014 RGIII looks much more like the latter than the former and is 1-3 as a starter – with his only win as a starter coming against the lowly Jaguars.
Washington head coach Jay Gruden, who got his job specifically because he was considered a QB guru who could get RGIII to step up his game, will likely be fighting for his job next season if Griffin doesn’t improve quickly. Granted, a lot of RGIII’s struggles can be attributed to the team trying to force him into the game after multiple severe leg injuries since his rookie season. But for now, the clock is ticking and even the fans are starting to get fed up with him. Hence the “Colt McCoy” chants in Sunday’s loss against the Buccaneers.
Here are the five worst teams in the NFL heading into Week 12:
5. Tennessee Titans – Rookie QB Zach Mettenberger may have done enough in the last two games to earn a chance at the starting job in 2014. For now though, he’s 0-2 as a starter and won’t get that many wins this year.
4. Washington – If RG3’s days in Washington are truly numbered, the epic trade with the Rams may be biggest draft flub since the Saints traded up for Ricky Williams or the even the Chargers trade up for Ryan Leaf.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – It took a monster performance by rookie WR Mike Evans and the 2nd best game of his career but QB Josh McCown finally got his 1st win as the Tampa Bay QB. He isn’t a permanent starter, but if the Bucs draft a new young QB next season he might as well stick around.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – It’s too bad that all of the AFC South teams seem to have found QBs they can build around. If the Jaguars can get some decent performances from their receiving corps maybe we’ll start giving compliments to Blake Bortles.
1. Oakland Raiders – Are people in the Raiders organization curious as to whether Jameis Winston would be able to use his knack for comebacks to get that win over the Chargers? And will any of those people still have a job by the time he’s on the board?