The Washington Redskins sent a letter to its “Premium Club” fans to assure them that there is plenty to look forward to in the coming season. And while the letter mentions several key members of the Redskins organization as the team’s “nucleus,” one name that is curiously missing is the one man who the Redskins mortgaged their future on a couple of seasons ago – Robert Griffin III.
The letter, which was secured by The Washington Post, reads:
“The Washington Redskins thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Redskins fans are the best in the NFL and we greatly appreciate your dedication over the years.”
“Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The Redskins are poised to rebound next season!”
It’s pretty hard to believe that this is merely an oversight given that it’s near impossible to think about Washington without thinking about the future of RGIII with the franchise. Griffin’s relationship with head coach Jay Gruden went through some very public rough patches last season. If there is but one small comfort for RGIII here it’s that the letter didn’t namedrop Colt McCoy as a part of Washington’s “nucleus.”