Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) on the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III Cleared For Week One


Aug 24, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Though the news came a bit later than expected (which might have been smart to reduce preseason talk), Robert Griffin III has been cleared for Week 1 when the Washington Redskins open the season at FedExField against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles.

Yesterday Robert Griffin III made it clear he was ready when stating that he was certain he was more than 100% ready if there was such a thing. As far as the recent rumors and speculation that Robert Griffin III shouldn’t play until after the Bye Week? Well, that looks to be Philadelphia reporters attempting to cause another controversy which had no pull to begin with.

Robert Griffin III has worked extremely hard all season, and if you recall just weeks after his surgery he was walking without crutches. Fast forward to today and he’s now throwing, planting and running full speed without any issues or soreness.

The only thing that’s left in store for Robert Griffin III during 2013 is if he can stay healthy all 16 games leading his team to another NFC East Championship, and if he can ignore the Sophomore slumps that most players go through during their second seasons.

Though missing one game last season, as well as a few quarters in other games, Robert Griffin III still took home Rookie of the Year after leading the Washington Redskins to their first division title since 1999, and contributing to 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 815 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, and a quarterback rating of 102.4.

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