The Washington Redskins were one of the biggest surprises of the 2012 season as Robert Griffin III broke out during his rookie season and helped the team clinch the NFC East title. Unfortunately, the status of RGIII’s 2013 season is up in the air after the former first-round pick suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks, but if you ask the Redskins, they have a different opinion on the matter.
Washington has been discussing this week how they believe RGIII could possibly be ready for Week 1 of the 2013 season–which is a ridiculous statement to be making at this point in the off-season. It’s only been one month since Griffin suffered the injury and the last thing the organization needs to do is apply anymore pressure on their beloved quarterback returning to full strength in time before the start of the regular season.
These types of knee injuries are the last thing any player wants to deal with and despite what happened with Adrian Peterson last year–the Redskins need to let Griffin take his recovery process one day at a time. Plus, Griffin has always been the type of quarterback that isn’t afraid to take advantage of open holes on the field and run on his own–so the team needs to be extra cautious about that as well.
Either way, the main factor here is Washington shouldn’t be saying anything about Griffin’s return at this point in the offseason. Give it a few more months to see how rehab is going first and then discuss it since training camp will be right around the corner.