Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III will be running the offense from day one of his NFL career, so it comes as no surprise that he would like to surround himself with weapons. There is also nothing better for a young quarterback than familiarity, so when reports surfaced that Griffin wants the Redskins to take former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon in the Supplemental Draft tomorrow, it made all of the sense in the world.
The two played together during Gordon’s time at Baylor and RG3 would like the troubled wideout to be on the receiving end of his passes once again. Jason La Canfora wrote on Twitter:
Of course, Griffin is keeping his desire to play with Gordon quiet in the public eye.
“I mean, it’s up to him,” Griffin said, per HogsHaven.com. “Whether he wants to make it or not. I can’t say whether he’s going to be successful or not be successful. It’s just to him and what he wants to do to leave his legacy.”
Up to 20 teams were at Gordon’s workout early this week and he is expected to go in the third-round of tomorrow’s supplemental draft. Considering the Redskins paid out ridiculous free agent contracts to Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan, it is hard to believe that they’d forfeit a premium pick in next year’s draft on a receiver with so many questions.