President tells Redskins Quarterback to be careful next season.
After meeting with President Obama on Saturday, the Washington Redskins Quarterback tweeted a photo of the two in conversation, as it seemed the young player was listening intently to what the President was saying.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 31, 2013
Griffin is currently recovering from an ACL and LCL tear that sidelined him mid-way through last season’s NFL playoffs and is still questionable to start from week one next season.
Durability is now the main question hanging over the exciting young Quarterback’s head for next season. He has already demonstrated his undoubted talents at playing the position, which culminated in the 23-year old being named the NFL Rookie of the year for the 2012 season.
The Redskins have made plans to make backup QB Kirk Cousins the projected starter for the first game next season, and will be giving him all first team reps between now and the kickoff, so that he is in tune with the rest of the starting offence.
Cousins has come in several times during last season to replace the injured Griffin, and performed to a high level, which will give Mike Shannahan and the rest of the coaching staff confidence that they can stay competitive until their 2012 second overall draft pick becomes healthy.
The reason behind the meeting of Griffin and Obama? They bumped into each other while watching the Elite Eight College Basketball game between Syracuse and Marquette. Playing in the NFL definitely has its perks.