Robert Griffin III ignited passion for the Washington Redskins in his rookie season, making the Washington Redskins far better than they had any right to be. I can remember Week 1 when the Skins came to New Orleans to play my New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. I was thinking This kid is good but he’s still a rookie quarterback so yeah he’ll make some mistakes and the Saints will win. Yes, I was actually thinking that. Then we got our butts kicked and the rest of the NFL world sat up and took notice. Of course in retrospect beating the Saints defense wasn’t much of an accomplishment but still.
As the 2012 NFL season went on, Griffin proved time and again that he is a pretty unique talent. I do expect that over the next season a few savvy NFL Defensive Coordinators will pick up a trick or two to keep him contained. I also expect that as time goes on he’ll take fewer chances and grow a little more savvy. His elusiveness and arm though, will make him a tough nut to crack.
All this is leading up to reports that Griffin is planning on being back under center for the first NFL game of 2013. It would be a pretty remarkable recovery. Adrian Peterson did it and he’s a running back so it might be possible. In any case it looks good for RG# to be back on board at some point early in the season and that’s a good thing for the NFL.
James Andrews, the doctor who did the repairs on the knee has described his recovery as “superhuman” and “unbelievable”. Those are two adjectives that could describe the first season of RG3 in the NFL. Let’s hope for many more.