Named the Associated Press’ Offensive Rookie of the Year, the 23-year-old Griffin is healing from January’s reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL and LCL ligaments in his right knee.
A 6-foot-2, 217 pound athletic phenomenon, Griffin suffered the same injury playing as a Baylor University Bear four years ago.
Despite the severity of the wound, RG3 has mended in record fashion and continues to amaze supporters, onlookers and medical practitioners with his nimbleness.
“It was good for him,” said Shanahan, 60, who has an overall mark of 167-125 as a NFL coach. “Today’s the next step. Obviously our goal is to get him ready for the first game.”
Griffin completed an impressive 65.6 percent of his throws for 20 touchdowns, against five interceptions, and 3,200 yards over 15 games.
Running the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds at the NFL Combine in February 2012, Griffin also rushed for 815 yards and seven scores last autumn.
Fortunately, although a tremendous scrambler, Kim Kardashian’s wet dream proved capable of flourishing strictly as a pocket passer by posting a 102.4 quarterback rating.
Anything but a “cornball brother,” Griffin must bolt far less this season and rely on his powerful right arm.
RG3 is destined to eventually guide the Redskins to their first championship since the 1991 campaign.
In the meantime, fans can enjoy watching Robert Griffin III dominate during “the first game” against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9 at FedExField in Landover.by