Robert Griffin III Will Start When He Returns

Robert Griffin III made his way back to the practice field Wednesday.

He is making progress at a very fast rate, as many believed he would be sidelined for up to eight weeks. He has missed just four weeks after dislocating his ankle in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he’s already preparing himself to return to action.

Coach Jay Gruden announced that Griffin will indeed be the starter when he returns — once he’s mentally and physically cleared to do so.

Gruden also said Griffin had a “little bounce to his step” during on-field drills Wednesday.

Redskins’ fans were beginning to hop on the Kirk Cousins bandwagon, but after going 0-4 as the starting quarterback fans are now rooting for Griffin to return.

I assumed Griffin would be back in the lineup by Week 11, but based on reports he may be back sooner than I thought. The Redskins have games against the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys (Monday night game) and the Minnesota Vikings before heading into their bye week. They will then face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they return from their bye, in Week 11.

We’ve gotten a five-game sample size from Cousins this season — as he played the majority of the game when Griffin went down in Week 2.

But we’ve only seen Griffin in one full game, and two drives against the Jaguars this season. So we will see if Griffin can come back a better quarterback — maybe sooner than expected


Josiah Turner