According to Yahoo! Sports' Chris Chase, former Eagles, Redskins and Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb doesn't believe that former Baylor Bears Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III will be successful in the Redskins' offensive system. The Redskins gave up a large amount of future picks to trade up from No. 6 to No. 2 with the St. Louis Rams in order to select RG3 in the upcoming draft.
McNabb believes he was misused while he was in Washington and he believes that RG3 may suffer the same fate.
"No, I say that because a lot of the time ego gets too involved with when you're playing in Washington. Here's a guy who's coming out who's very talented, mobile, strong arm, we've already heard he's a very intelligent football mind. Are you going to cater the offense around his talent and what he's able to do or are you going to bring the Houston offense with Matt Schaub over to him and have him be embedded in that whole thing."
After McNabb voiced his concerns about how RG3 may be used, he went on the attack, picking out different quarterbacks who didn't succeed under Mike Shanahan's rule. He listed John Beck, Rex Grossman, Jay Cutler and Jake Plummer. Then he got back to RG3.
"What type of offense do you run with [RGIII]? Is it the spread offense that you try to continue to flourish that he's been successful in? Or are you going to have him in a foxhole with a makeshift offensive line and keep bringing in receivers, you have a solid tight end in Fred Davis that you need to feature, what are we going to see?"
"I don't think it's a great fit. [...] If this doesn't work this year, we don't see a splash like a Cam Newton splash, this could be it."
With the amount of money and picks spent to select RG3, the Redskins will likely start him right away at the quarterback situation. It will be interesting to see whether or not McNabb's prediction turns out to be true or if McNabb ends up eating his words.
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