Next season, the next season, the season after that and every other season for the next decade rests solely on the shoulders of Robert Griffin III. Either he will be the man who dropped every jaw in the nation on route to the playoffs during his rookie season or he’ll be the player that looked unsure and unstable during last year’s 3-13 debacle.
According to offensive coordinator Sean McVay, RGIII is already proving it’s going to be the former.
“I don’t think there’s any question: he looks explosive,” McVay told Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “He looks like he is exactly what he was in the 2012 season. I think people underestimate when you have a brace on your knee how much that truly restricts you.”
Not only is RGIII looking to be back to his ultra-athletic self, he’s also growing as a prototypical passer.
“I think that’s going to be a big part of what he does,” McVay said. “And he’s continuing to get more and more comfortable feeling some of those soft spots in the pockets, and being able to remain a passer while also understanding that hey, I do have this elite trait with my legs and athleticism, that if things do break down I can create that way also.”
This is exactly what the city of Washington needed to hear. Let’s be honest: last year was scary. I, for sure, had no idea whether RGIII would ever regain the all-world speed and elusiveness that carried the Redskins into the playoffs.
If this is true, and not just offseason smoke-blowing, then the Redskins could be set for a repeat of 2012, at least. Now, all we can do is hope that RGIII stays healthy.
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