Robert Lee Griffin III (RGIII) was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins traded up, with the St. Louis Rams. The Redskins swapped first round picks and compensated the Rams with two additional first round picks; in 2013 and 2014, and a second round pick, in 2013. His rookie campaign seemed to be a coming out party, and he was as good as advertised. However, his career has been on a downward slide. Griffin is now second string quarterback, but the Redskins insist that his future be with the team.
After a heartbreaking NFC Championship loss, the Green Bay Packers were one of the favorites to play in Super Bowl 50. They resigned Randall Cobb, returned all offensive starters, including reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. On draft day, they added another weapon, Ty Montgomery from Stanford. Before camp, Montgomery was nothing more than a rookie on the depth chart. The wide receiver unit was solid, with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and DeVante Adams rounding out the top three. There were talks of Mike McCarthy possibly keeping six wide receivers, on the roster.
Jared Abbrederis was the first victim of injury, in the wide receiver unit, suffering a concussion. Then Jordy Nelson tore his ACL, and now Randall Cobb injured his shoulder. Nelson is out for the year, and Cobb’s return is unknown. He suffered a minor AC joint sprain. Bigger injuries loom as Bryan Bulaga sprained his ankle and has had a history of injuries. Micah Hyde left the game with a neck injury.