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Robert Griffin III’s Contract Option Exercised by Redskins: Details and Reaction

In this Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. Former Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan says things went downhill for him in Washington because Robert Griffin III and team owner Dan Snyder both wanted the quarterback to become a dropback passer, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski, File)
In this Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski, File)

Timothy Rapp, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON (USA Today) — For at least the next two seasons, quarterback Robert Griffin III will be under contract with Washington after the team picked up his fifth-year option Monday.

The team announced the news via Twitter:

Of course, with the team holding the No. 5 overall pick and the possibility of either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota falling to that slot, general manager Scot McCloughan insisted that picking up the option wouldn’t affect the team’s draft plans, per Around the NFL and CSN:

 

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