LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins looks on prior to the start of a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

(SP) – A long-term deal between Washington and Kirk Cousins fell through again, but the quarterback the franchise drafted three rounds ahead of Cousins in 2012 says he is willing to accept a long-term deal with the team.

“Sometimes things happen for a reason and I think we’re seeing that here,” said Griffin’s current agent, his friend Steve. “One door has closed for the franchise, but there’s another one they can open and get the long-term deal they want. RG3 is waiting behind that door.”

Griffin remains a free agent after struggling on the field and with injuries last season in Cleveland. But Steve says his client is simply waiting for the right opportunity — and they believe returning to Washington is it.

“Let’s let bygones be bygones and get this reunion underway, okay?” said Steve. “RG3 will take that $53 million guaranteed that his former backup didn’t want. He respects the value of a dollar. And even, for the sake of negotiating, he would really love $530,000 guaranteed. That is also a thing we would take. Let that be known.”

Team owner Dan Snyder said he is very interested in bringing Griffin back.

“I think spending a year in Cleveland probably really opened Robert’s eyes,” said Snyder, “and he’ll understand how good he had it here with the Washington organization.”