By Eric Schmidt

In the stock market, much like fantasy football, you want to buy low and sell high. Using that philosophy, is it now time to consider trading Washington Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III? I believe it is. Griffin has had a remarkable run as a rookie, showing exceptional promise for his career, but it’s time to maximize his performances on the field and cash in by trading the rookie of the year candidate.

RG III faced an aging Dick LeBeau run Pittsburgh Steelers defense on Sunday and turned in his worst performance of the season. Trading RG III is not a direct reflection on his ability, but rather his disappearing supporting cast. His lack of weapons are impacting his play on the field and the schedule coming up for the Redskins is pretty fierce.

This might be the week to trade Griffin. He has a contest which is favorable against the Carolina Panthers before heading into a bye. Off the bye, things get tough for the rookie. Two games against the Eagles, two divisional games against the Cowboys and Giants with a home game against the Baltimore Ravens as well.

Griffin is an exceptional talent but his supporting cast is disappearing. WR Pierre Garcon might not return this season. TE Fred Davis is lost for the season. Veteran TE Chris Cooley was re-signed by the Redskins, but he is going to need some time in order to regain game shape and has battled more than his share of injuries in the last year. Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan are not world beaters and don’t scare opposing defensive coordinators. There is also now eight weeks of game film on Griffin.

I believe his fantasy potential has peaked for the season. If you can address another need on your roster and have a capable quarterback to plug in for RG III, I would entertain all offers for Griffin this week.




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