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Robert Griffin III makes his case to one playoff hopeful in hopes of NFL return Patrick Smith/Getty Images
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 7: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins looks on before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans are not in a good spot right now.

Starting quarterback and top overall pick Deshaun Watson is out for the season with an injury. Backup quarterback turned starter Tom Savage isn’t getting the job done, and the Texans are on a three-game losing streak as a result.

Now 3-6 and watching their playoff hopes fade away, the Texans need to make some kind of move in order to remain in contention this season. Of course, their current players could always step up and play better, but perhaps it’s time to start looking at another quarterback.

Colin Kaepernick is a name that’s been floated out there, but another dual-threat quarterback out of work has apparently put his name in the hat — at least proverbially.

That quarterback is none other than Robert Griffin III, former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall pick (Washington Redskins, 2012).

Here’s what he had to say, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:

“Deshaun’s an incredible player with a really bright future,” Griffin said this week. “I feel like I could help him after my experiences with Washington and Cleveland.

“I feel like I could help the team. I know a lot of their guys. I think I can do a lot of things they’ve been doing offensively. Texas is home, and I’ve always got a soft spot in my heart for Texas.”

Griffin III is a notable name especially because of his Texas ties. Remember, he played at Baylor from 2018-2011, racking up well over 3,446 yards and 111 touchdowns while winning the Heisman in 2011.

With that said, RGIII certainly never panned out as a professional quarterback. He was taken high by the Redskins and had extremely high expectations as a result, but he was let go by the team that took him No. 2 overall just three seasons later. He then went to the Cleveland Browns for a year, but only played in five games for the quarterback-needy organization.

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He was a great college quarterback, but RGIII never proved himself as a professional. So can he be the answer for Houston?

The answer to that question is likely not.

Andrew has been a sports writer since 2010, featured on Bleacher Report, 247Sports, Fansided and elsewhere. His work has also been seen on MSN, Forbes and in the LA Times. Andrew coached high school football for five years and writes about football, and just about anything, for Fanbuzz.
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