(NEW YORK) — When the Washington Redskins traded up to acquire the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, all signs point to them taking former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in hopes that he becomes the next franchise quarterback for the team. Just two seasons ago, Donovan McNabb was supposed to be just that, but it never happened. Now McNabb thinks that Griffin won’t be a good fit in Washington.
McNabb recently appeared on ESPN’s First Take to talk about what Griffin may have to face if he lands in Washington.
“A lot of times ego gets too involved when it comes to being in Washington,” McNabb said.
Among the things McNabb said, he thinks that Shanahan won’t focus on Griffin’s strengths and instead will try to force him to work with his own system. He also pointed out Shanahan’s lack of success with quarterbacks not named John Elway.
“We had John Beck, who was 0-4,” McNabb said. “Rex Grossman: 6-11. Jay Cutler, who was his prize possession: 17-20.”
McNabb also went onto say that if Griffin doesn’t have a Cam Newton-esque rookie season, Shanahan could be fired.
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN