That field is without question a killer. But let's not forget Griffin had a knee while at Baylor, too.
The Skins gave away the farm for a running QB with knee history (LMAO). If it didn't happen at FedEx, with his style of play, it likely would have happened elsewhere. That is not to diminish the point that FedEx is a POS, but you can't blame the Skins for his injury unless you are going to blame Baylor, too. Injuries come with the territory when playing running QBs.
Injury aside, Like Cam Newton, I felt early (and often) that Griffin was more hype than substance (when being discussed as a surefire NFL sensation). In the Alamo bowl against the Dawgs, Griffin wasn't even the best QB on the field. Sure, he threw up some huge numbers IN COLLEGE. ....but mostly against inferior competition (like Nick Holt).
So now the Skins have a running QB that has suffered 2 knees and he's barely in his 2nd season. Now they will likely need to make him a pocket QB. If and when it is ascertained by NFL defenses that Griffin is no longer a threat to run, the Skins would be as well off, if not better off, with their 4th rd pick, Kirk Cousins.
It is not too early to evaluate this trade. The Skins were stupid. Period. There is no way I would have used even a single 1st rd pick on a running QB that had knee history (WTF?) and I said that before last year's draft. Do I think I'm smarter than every NFL team that wanted Griffin? Hell no. But we don't even know how many teams would have used a 1st on him to begin with. Seriously.
Comparable players, like Eric Crouch, weren't even drafted (as QBs). I guess the NFL was smarter back then. The frenzy surrounding Griffin was the bi-product of FOs thinking more about putting ass' in seats than creating a lasting, quality product. I look forward to Griffin having a very Vick like Career.
Having your views challenged is a lot more healthy than simply jabbering on with people who think exactly the same way as you.