The offseason will tell us much, but a recent letter from the franchise to its season ticket-holders left RGIII off a list of the team's key players.
"Dear Premium Club Member," read the missive, per The Washington Post.
No mention of RGIII, whom Gruden last season clearly lost faith in as Washington's shoe-in quarterback of the future.
It's a stunning descent from two years ago, when Griffin was coming off a Rookie of the Year award and touted as one of the game's brightest young performers. Knee surgery, further injuries and skittish play under two separate coaching staffs have dimmed his future prospects.
It's now fair to wonder if that future will even take place in our nation's capital.