Washington Redskins rookie superstar QB Robert Griffin III accomplished so much in his first NFL season. Now, in his first offseason, Griffin has decided to take life’s greatest leap of faith — marriage .
Griffin set the rookie QB passer rating record at 102.4, third overall in the 2012 NFL season, and the rookie record for percentage of passes intercepted at 1.3 percent. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and also placed at No. 15 in NFL Top 100 Players of 2013. Griffin also signed many endorsement deals with companies such as Adidas, EA Sports, Subway, Gatorade and Nissan to make him the highest-earning rookie in NFL history.
However, in the last game of the season, Griffin injured his right knee and subsequently went through extensive therapy and rehabilitation to be prepared for this NFL season. Fans are extremely excited to see how Griffin performs after returning from injury.
With all the talk about NFL stats, players and predictions, many forget these players also have personal lives. Griffin married Rebbecca Liddicoa on July 6, 2013 in the Denver Four Seasons.
Of course, family relations and close friends attended, but also a bunch of Redskins affiliates were there, including: Owner Dan Snyder and his wife, Tanya Snyder, head coach Mike Shanahan with his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, general manager Bruce Allen, QB coach Matt LaFleur, Director of Football Operations Paul Kelly and a score of Redskins players themselves. The fact that the Redskins organization was invited as a whole to Griffin’s wedding reiterates his commitment to Washington, D.C. and the Redskins.
But even better, Griffin has declared his commitment to this upcoming season stating, “Every week that goes by… I feel better… When it comes to training camp… I’m pretty confident I’ll be there.” Further, his rehabilitation exercises will continue over his honeymoon so he does not lose any time that could prove valuable to his overall health.
Griffin stated, “I’m planning ahead of time to make sure that I do the things I have to while I’m on that honeymoon. I think I’m a responsible guy, so I’ll make sure I do everything I have to to be ready, cutting, running and working out so when I get back and they see me that they’ll not only be impressed but they’ll feel safe and sound to put me out there.”
The Redskins could not have drafted a better overall football player. Griffin is a man dedicated to himself, his family, now his wife, his morals, his faith, his fans and, last but not least, the Redskins. In this era of football superstars, Griffin outshines them all.