Jun 17, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws the ball to Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant (14) during minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Can Robert Griffin III win NFL MVP?

Sports betting company Bovada has released their NFL MVP odds, and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III comes it at 25/1.  Other quarterbacks sharing those same odds are Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, and Russell Wilson.  There was talk during RGIII’s rookie season of him being an MVP candidate, but could he win the award this season?

Griffin’s play last season was not close to being MVP caliber, but RGIII was never really 100% healthy last season either.  Some disregard the fact that he didn’t really have an offseason to work on his game last season, and he didn’t play at all in the preseason.   So I don’t think last season was in any way representative of Robert Griffin III is truly capable of.

RGIII won’t make excuses for his play last season.  But when he’s healthy, we’ve seen what he can do.  I don’t believe that his rookie season was just some anomaly.  I think he’s capable of being a consistently great player in the NFL, and those who are thinking that last seasons Robert Griffin III was the player he’ll be for the foreseeable future, I think he’ll prove them wrong.

I’m not saying RGIII will win NFL MVP this season, but I think he’s definitely capable of it.  Especially with the weapons he has at his disposal on offense.  The key is just keeping him healthy for the entire season.  And if that happens, then it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Griffin’s name being mentioned among possible MVP candidates as the season moves forward.


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