(SP) – A long-term deal between Washington and Kirk Cousins fell through again, but the quarterback the franchise drafted three rounds ahead of Cousins in 2012 says he is willing to accept a long-term deal with the team.
“Sometimes things happen for a reason and I think we’re seeing that here,” said Griffin’s current agent, his friend Steve. “One door has closed for the franchise, but there’s another one they can open and get the long-term deal they want. RG3 is waiting behind that door.”
Griffin remains a free agent after struggling on the field and with injuries last season in Cleveland. But Steve says his client is simply waiting for the right opportunity — and they believe returning to Washington is it.
“Let’s let bygones be bygones and get this reunion underway, okay?” said Steve. “RG3 will take that $53 million guaranteed that his former backup didn’t want. He respects the value of a dollar. And even, for the sake of negotiating, he would really love $530,000 guaranteed. That is also a thing we would take. Let that be known.”
Team owner Dan Snyder said he is very interested in bringing Griffin back.
“I think spending a year in Cleveland probably really opened Robert’s eyes,” said Snyder, “and he’ll understand how good he had it here with the Washington organization.”