The Robert Griffin III era officially came to a close on Monday after the Washington Redskins released the former second overall pick and naturally, stories about his downfall and struggles within the organization began to surface.

Griffin leaves a team that appears set on quarterback Kirk Cousins becoming its starter for the foreseeable future - a scenario that very few would have predicted when they both entered the league in 2012; Griffin as the franchise savior, Cousins as the fourth-round backup.

Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley opened up about the strained relationship between Griffin and Cousins during several segments on ESPN 980 on Monday, and was especially critical of Griffin's lack of professionalism.

"There's a working relationship where guys show up and they work," Cooley said, according to Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post. "I would drink a beer with Mike Shanahan today; I did not like him as a head coach. I like him as a dude. That said, I don't think Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin are going to be drinking any beers together.