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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
College: Baylor
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Robert Griffin III came out of Monday night's preseason game with a bruised thigh and admitted he needs to work on avoiding unnecessary hits.
The bruised thigh isn't a concern, but RGIII's inability to protect himself is. He played wildly out of control against the Browns and took several hits at the end of runs. If he keeps it up, Griffin won't last a full season. The times he did slide, they were so awkward that he almost ended up hurting himself. Following the game, coach Jay Gruden stressed that RGIII "needs to protect himself." It's a habit RGIII needs to shake to stay healthy. Aug 19 - 10:52 AM
Source: USA Today

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Robert Griffin III completed 6-of-9 passes for 112 yards and one interception in Washington's second preseason game against Cleveland on Monday night.

He added 24 yards rushing on four carries. The numbers look better than Griffin actually played. His footwork was poor, and he took several unnecessary hits as a runner, instead of getting out of bounds. On RGIII's pick, Joe Haden jumped a comeback route to DeSean Jackson for the easy INT. Griffin's lone highlight of the night was a beautiful 49-yard bomb to Andre Roberts. Through two preseason games, RGIII is 8-of-13 passing for 121 yards and the pick. He remains a risky middle-round QB1 fantasy target.
Aug 18 - 9:06 PM

After watching the Patriots-Redskins joint practices this past week, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss came away thinking Robert Griffin III "didn’t look like the best quarterback on his own team."

Reiss is a wholly unbiased observer, so this definitely caught our eye. He thought Kirk Cousins "was better" than RG3, running Jay Gruden's offense more efficiently. Reiss says he spoke to members of the Patriots to double-check his observations of Griffin, "and then heard the same sentiment echoed by some others in the Patriots organization." Griffin remains a boom-or-bust 2014 fantasy prospect, learning a new offense where his running usage will be scaled back. Gruden wants to make RG3 more of a pocket passer. It may take time.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 10 - 11:11 AM

Robert Griffin III played one series in Thursday's preseason opener, completing 2-of-4 passes for nine yards.

RGIII was sans knee brace, but didn't attempt a run on the Redskins' opening drive. One of his incompletions could have been a pick, while the other was a jump ball in the end zone. The Redskins went run heavy, feeding Alfred Morris and Roy Helu. It's going to be hard to draw conclusions about Griffin's use in Jay Gruden's offense before the third preseason game.
Aug 7 - 8:10 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said designed runs for Robert Griffin III might be "few and far between" this season.

Gruden will utilize Griffin's unique legs on designed rollouts and other plays to get him outside, but he isn't a fan of the Shanahans' read-option. However, RG3 will have the green light to scramble whenever he deems it necessary. It's a fine strategy for Griffin's fantasy value, as his passing efficiency should increase thanks to improved weaponry and Gruden's scheme. Andy Dalton ended up as fantasy's No. 5 quarterback last season while running for just 183 yards.
Jul 24 - 8:34 AM

Robert Griffin III said the Redskins' offense under Jay Gruden will resemble Mike Shanahan's.

"Having two years experience running a pro-level offense, West Coast type, this is very similar," Griffin said. "All the concepts translate over. The reads are similar. It’s just about the philosophy of the coach." Washington projects to be more pass-heavy under Gruden, but run-game system is expected to be similar. The major difference is that Griffin will see fewer designed runs. The scheme continuity adds to Griffin's bounce-back appeal. Griffin is currently a value pick at his late sixth-round ADP.
Jul 19 - 10:58 PM

Baylor coach Art Briles said he thought Robert Griffin III rushed back from his knee reconstruction last season.

"The thing about ACLs: I’ve always thought they take a complete year to get over. And I think he rushed himself a little bit," Briles said. "So I think this year, I do think we’ll see a very healthy RGIII." The onslaught of positivity continues. All indications point to a bounce-back season for RGIII.
Jul 10 - 12:52 PM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

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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
2Stephen Campbell
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
5Matt Veldman
6Mike Caussin
K1Kai Forbath
2Zach Hocker