As the offseason progresses in the NFL and we move away from free agency and draft talk, the topic of conversation will shift to players like Robert Griffin III. Remember the constant speculation last year over whether or not Adrian Peterson would be ready for week one? Yeah, that will pale in comparison to what we’ll hear about RG3.
Even during free agency the star quarterback made headlines when his coach Mike Shanahan stated that he was ‘ahead of schedule’ in his rehab.
Not surprisingly, RG3 is already working out multiple times per day, reportedly putting in upwards of six and seven hours of time. However, he was seen at the Baylor basketball game this past weekend walking with a noticeable limp.
This will be the first and last time I speculate on whether or not he returns by week one next season, and I’m going with – yes. RG3 will be ready to go for the season-opener.
It’s very tough to compare injuries and players, because everyone is different, but if AP can make it back in eight months, RG3 can do the same. Their injuries were different, Peterson had complete tears of his ACL and MCL, while Griffin had partial tears in his ACL and LCL. Just on that fact, and that RG3 is a quarterback, he should have no problem getting back on the field by the first week of September.
We’re talking about a world-class, freakish athlete in Griffin. Today’s medical technology, mixed with his natural abilities, will be enough to propel him back in time for the Washington Redskins.
I think it’s really that simple, but it won’t be. Be prepared for months and months of endless SportsCenter speculation as we get closer to the start of the 2013 season.