Will Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III Be As Effective As He Was Last Year?

By peteosmolia
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Whether you’re a Washington Redskins fan or not, it’s hard not to see that Robert Griffin III was nothing short of incredible last season. Any time a rookie comes into the NFL and dominates as Griffin did, you know they are a special player. With Griffin under center, the Redskins offense was outstanding, this kid can run, he can throw and he has a knack for reading defenses.

Last season, Griffin suffered an ACL injury for the second time in his football career. Currently, Griffin is still rehabbing and he has not seen any playing time at all this preseason. He is expected to be back for the Redskins’ season-opener on September 9.

Without seeing any live playing time, how effective can Griffin really be? Will his knee hold up after undergoing his second ACL surgery?

What makes Griffin a great quarterback is his ability to sense the pressure from the defense, pull the ball down and take off running for a huge gain. Will Griffin still be able to do that this season?

We saw Adrian Peterson come back from the same type of injury last year and have the best year of his career. Peterson was unstoppable, and his knee was never an issue. If Griffin’s knee holds up as well as Peterson’s, I think we will see him dominate this league again this season. Griffin is a talented player, and I think he is going to be an outstanding quarterback for many years.

Pete Osmolia is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @posmolia and like him on Facebook

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