One of the biggest questions heading into the 2013 season will be whether or not Robert Griffin III will be ready to go for the Washington Redskins in Week 1 after the former first-round pick tore his ACL in the playoffs last January against the Seattle Seahawks. Griffin has been doing everything in his power to rehab as quickly as possible so he can be under center for the Redskins during that first game and while all signs point to him being ready to go at this point–the team may want to just consider resting him for the preseason.
Obviously, the ACL is the type of injury where players need to be extra cautious as the last thing Washington wants to see happen is their star quarterback return to the field too soon and put his knee at risk again. In the past, these types of injuries would take longer to recover from, but as Adrian Peterson showed last season–the potential is certainly their for Griffin to recover at a quicker pace.
The Redskins realize how important it is to have Griffin under center and whether or not this team can return to the playoffs next year may rely heavily on if he’s ready to go in Week 1. There’s still plenty of time before the start of the regular season, but when looking at a few months down the road, Washington should strongly consider resting Griffin during the preseason at least so he can be ready to go for Week 1.