Here’s Robert Griffin III signing his contract

(Photo courtesy @Redskins.)

That means in the past 24 hours, the Wizards rid themselves of Andray Blatche, the Nats recorded one of the wackiest walk-off wins of their Washington tenure, and the Redskins locked up their most heralded draft pick in decades.

Heath Shuler, by the way, didn’t sign until the first week of August, 1994.

It took two months of increasingly tense negotiations, but Heath Shuler is finally a Washington Redskin — with the largest rookie contract in the history of the National Football League. The rookie quarterback from the University of Tennessee and the team came to terms today on an eight-year deal worth $19.25 million.

Unlike Shuler, RGIII announced the news himself.

Well people....It’s Time to go to Work!!!Off the unemployment line and oh yea HTTR!!!!

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 18, 2012

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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