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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
College: Baylor
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Robert Griffin III will get in more work with quarterback guru Terry Shea before training camp begins.
Griffin worked with Shea on his fundamentals earlier in this offseason, and reportedly showed improved mechanics during spring practices. This session will be a "tune-up" to ensure the changes stick. Griffin is poised for a monster bounce-back this season. He is a nice value pick late in the sixth round. Jul 7 - 11:27 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Redskins OC Sean McVay said Robert Griffin III "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," McVay continued. "So I think being able to take that off, he looks extremely explosive." The knee brace may have played some role, but Griffin's lack of explosiveness last season had much more to do with rushing back from knee surgery. Neither issue should hold Griffin back this season. Griffin is poised for a bounce-back campaign. He has a chance to be a nice value pick at his current late sixth-round ADP.
Jul 5 - 10:46 AM

Robert Griffin III said there are no longer any "ulterior motives" in the Redskins' organization.

"Everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning," Griffin said. That unveiled jab at Mike Shanahan was quickly followed by Griffin saying new coach Jay Gruden "has been phenomenal." The feel-good factor is sky high in D.C. right now, but that feeling will dissipate quickly if Washington's bottom-five defense does not make significant improvement.
Jul 3 - 3:16 PM

Redskins OC Sean McVay said Robert Griffin III "did an excellent job above the neck" during the offseason.

RG3 is making the adjustment from Mike Shanahan's run-heavy scheme to the pass-centric, West Coast ways of Jay Gruden. The coaches are happy with the way he's absorbed the new system and translated his knowledge to the field. Griffin will be allowed to make some audibles for the first time in his NFL career, further evidence he's going to spread his wings as a passer. Gruden played a critical role in making Andy Dalton fantasy's No. 5 quarterback last year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 11:06 AM

Reporting from Redskins OTAs, USA Today's Jim Corbett says Robert Griffin III "looks like a different QB."

Griffin tried to rush back too soon from his knee reconstruction last season, resulting in a nightmarish encore to his jaw-dropping rookie campaign. This year, Griffin will be nearly 20 months removed from his tear by the time Week 1 rolls around. He also has a passer-friendly head coach in Jay Gruden and an explosive new toy in DeSean Jackson. Griffin appears "effortless in his drops and throwing mechanics without that ball and chain knee brace," according to Corbett. RG3 is an excellent bet to make a smashing comeback.
Jun 4 - 11:48 AM

New head coach Jay Gruden said he only plans to use the read-option in "sprinkles here and there" this season.

Under the Shanahan & Son offense the last two seasons, the Redskins ran read-option on 201-of-972 (20.6 percent) running plays. It resulted in Robert Griffin III taking a ton of hits, even on plays in which he handed off. Gruden's more traditional, power-based scheme will lead to a decline in designed runs, but RG3 will have a better shot at sustaining health and remains a big-time bounce-back candidate. Gruden made Andy Dalton into a top-five fantasy quarterback, Griffin's knee is actually healthy and he has a shiny new toy in DeSean Jackson.
Apr 30 - 10:21 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden reiterated in a radio interview that he has no plans to confine Robert Griffin III to the pocket, but that he may call fewer designed runs.

"Part of his effectiveness as a quarterback is his ability to run," Gruden said. "But will we have designed runs for him? Maybe not as many as they had last year, but there’s a possibility of having those." A huge chunk of RGIII's fantasy value is derived from his legs, but he'll be attempting no shortage of throws for the pass-happy Gruden. Even if Griffin's designed runs are curtailed, he remains a prime bounce-back candidate another year removed from his knee injury.
Apr 29 - 5:24 PM

Santana Moss and former Redskin Chris Cooley are raving about how healthy Robert Griffin III looks.

Griffin clearly rushed back from his January 2013 ACL tear too quickly, lumbering through a disastrous season with a bulky brace. Now further removed from the injury and working with elite weapons in Jay Gruden's passer-friendly offense, there's plenty of reason for optimism. "It's unbelievable," Cooley said. "He's another person right now. I was like, 'you're running unbelievably well.' It was silly to watch." Added Moss: "He looks more comfortable, because he don’t have to worry about that brace."
Apr 17 - 10:31 AM

Robert Griffin III worked with quarterback guru Terry Shea this offseason to improve his mechanics.

Griffin spent six days in late March working on his footwork and release point with Shea, who previously tutored RGIII prior to the 2012 Combine. Shea suggests the majority of Griffin's 2013 struggles were due to his inability to drive off his surgically-repaired knee and believes his mechanics are "back on point" now that he's close to fully recovered. "He looked 100% healthy," Shea told USA Today. "Reminded me of the old Robert Griffin. I liked everything I saw." Griffin is a prime bounce-back candidate with DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts joining Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed in his supporting cast.
Source: USA Today
Apr 11 - 7:12 PM

New coach Jay Gruden wants Robert Griffin III to be a diverse and balanced quarterback so the Redskins can tailor their offense to attack any defensive scheme.

With Gruden at the helm, it is almost a lock Griffin will throw the football 500+ times, but his use in the rushing game is more uncertain. Gruden said Washington will continue to employ the read-option in some capacity, but the volume of carries may come down to how comfortable RGIII feels rushing the ball. Griffin will be roughly 20 months removed from his ACL tear when Week 1 rolls around. He's a prime candidate for a bounce-back season.
Mar 29 - 11:57 AM

Robert Griffin III said he will not wear a knee brace this season.

The bulky brace Griffin lugged around throughout the 2013 season appeared to really limit him. He rushed for just 489 yards and zero touchdowns, often lacking the explosive edge speed we saw during his rookie campaign. When Week 1 comes around this year, he'll be roughly 20 months removed from his ACL tear and primed for a bounce-back under Jay Gruden.
Mar 19 - 8:28 AM

NFL Network's Charley Casserly believes the Redskins will "go hard" after offensive lineman in free agency.

According to Casserly, the Redskins main concern should be beefing up a diminutive offensive line that "only" averaged 308 pounds in 2013. New coach Jay Gruden said of the smallish offensive line, "You know they’re smaller, but they can get out and move in space. But sometimes on third-and-long they sometimes get pushed back in the pocket. That’s a negative." Robert Griffin III was sacked 38 times in only 13 games in 2013. If RGIII is to bounce back, the offensive line play in Washington will have to improve.
Mar 1 - 11:19 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden promises to fit his offense to his personnel, and that he's "not going to force-feed an offense down anybody's (throat)."

In other words, just because Gruden didn't coach a dual-threat quarterback in Cincinnati doesn't mean he's not going to adapt to one in Washington. It's refreshing to hear a coach publicly promise not to adopt a square peg/round hole philosophy. Too many NFL coaches try to fit their players to their scheme instead of vice versa. Gruden is not the most imaginative offensive mind, but he's clearly approaching his new gig with an open mind.
Feb 21 - 3:32 PM

ESPN's Louis Riddick "would not be surprised to see" Robert Griffin III "become a guy who never fully realizes or meets the expectations and is looked back on in disgust."

Strong words. However, Riddick is on the fence with RGIII, characterizing his long-term expectations for the third-year quarterback as "lukewarm." Riddick, a former NFL scout and personnel man, continued, "From what I've seen and know and what I've heard, I think it could really go either way with him." RGIII has taken his fair share of heat since Week 1 of last season, but he needs to get 100 percent healthy before we can truly project his future. RGIII has a big arm, can throw the deep ball and sports plus athleticism, but needs to fine-tune his mechanics and accuracy. New Redskins coach Jay Gruden got the most out of Andy Dalton, and Griffin is light years better. We remain high on RGIII.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 19 - 2:31 PM

New coach Jay Gruden said he will take advantage of Robert Griffin III's skills as a runner.

Back in the 2011 draft, Gruden pushed for the Bengals to pass on Colin Kaepernick in favor of Andy Dalton because he wasn't "into the read-option stuff." He's since changed his tune. "I would be foolish to try to turn RG3 into a pocket passer. It would be foolish," Gruden said. "The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs outside. I'm going to let him be himself." By the time Week 1 rolls around, Griffin will be roughly 21 months removed from his ACL surgery. He projects to record far more than the 37.6 rushing yards and zero rushing touchdowns he produced in 2013.
Source: SI.com
Jan 20 - 10:04 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Kirk Cousins
3Colt McCoy
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Lache Seastrunk
4Evan Royster
5Chris Thompson
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Alfred Morris
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Santana Moss
3Leonard Hankerson
4Nick Williams
5Cody Hoffman
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
4Ryan Grant
5Rashad Ross
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Logan Paulsen
3Niles Paul
4Ted Bolser
K1Kai Forbath
2Zach Hocker