Rumors abound that head coach Jay Gruden doesn’t have controversial Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III’s best interests in mind. Some old pros thought they saw a frustrated Redskins head coach leaving his quarterback mercilessly vulnerable during a preseason game.
Happy to announce I will be a redskin for the next 5 years. This is a dream come true HTTR 4 Life. #sbg
— Trent Williams (@TrentW71) August 29, 2015
But if RG3 sabotage is taking place, the Redskins organization isn’t on board. Otherwise it wouldn’t have signed Trent Williams to a five-year $66 million extension to continue to play the all-important left tackle position for the Redskins — protecting the blind side. Before it became a tearjerker movie, The Blind Side (The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game) was a book describing the critical importance of the left tackle in protecting a right-handed quarterback’s blind side — helping not only to facilitate the offense, but to protect a team’s most valuable asset. Williams is getting a lot of loot to protect the Washington quarterback. Now Gruden will have to decide whether what he’s protecting is Robert Griffin III.