NFL Rumors: Could Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Be Ready For Week 1?

By Dan Parzych
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One of the hottest topics this offseason has been the status of Robert Griffin III and whether or not the Washington Redskins quarterback will be ready to go for the 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL and MCL during the team’s playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at the beginning of January. Obviously, this is the type of injury that no player wants to rush when it comes to getting back on the field, but one of the top NFL rumors this week involves the possibility of Griffin being back on the field in time for Week 1 of the 2013 season.

Obviously, it’s still way too early to tell if this will end up being true considering RGIII has only been in rehab for a month, but the Redskins believe it’s capable of happening with the progress that’s been made so far. If anything, the organization is most likely comparing their quarterback’s situation to Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.

Nobody could have predicted Peterson would bounce back after tearing his ACL in Week 16 of the 2011 season to rush for more than 2,000 yards this past season and if he can do it–the Redskins are clearly going to enter 2013 with the mindset that RGIII is capable of doing the same. However, Washington needs to be extra cautious when it comes to RGIII returning to the field considering how mobile he is when in the pocket.

If they were worried about him running the ball as a rookie, just wait and see how much the Redskins worry about him running in 2013.

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