Kirk Cousins is now the starting quarterback in the nation's capitol, which leaves Robert Griffin III on the outside looking in.

It appears RGIII is no longer part of the Redskins' plans, particularly with what has happened the last couple years in Washington.

As such, there have been widespread speculation that the former Offensive Rookie of the Year could be released.

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The Arizona Cardinals are one of five potential destination for the former Baylor standout, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

Per King: "Bruce Arians likes Drew Stanton, I sense, but would be open to adding a third quarterback who might have to play and win games for a playoff contender, given Carson Palmer's penchant for missing games. Palmer is 35 now, and the Cards could use one more insurance policy. Plus, Griffin has the kind of deep arm Arians would love."

It's an intriguing argument given the context of the situation: Palmer is coming off a major surgery and will turn 36 in December.

Drew Stanton filled in admirably last season, but is he the guy under center to guide a team to challenge for a Super Bowl?

RGIII could perhaps develop and fix whatever issues that have plagued him without the pressure of trying to win right away as a starter.

It might seem like a far-fetched idea, but it's an interesting one to ponder.

(h/t Revenge of the Birds)