Recovery from ACL knee surgery going better than in 2009 for Redskins quarterback.
Robert Griffin Jnr believes his son when he says he will be right to play in the Washington redskins first game of the 2013-2014 season.
Griffin III is recovering from surgery to his anterior cruciate ligament which he tore in Washington’s first round playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
After being chosen second in last year’s draft behind Andrew Luck, Griffin III showed an ability to re-energize an entire organisation as he helped push them into an unlikely playoff berth.
But in the wake of his second ACL injury, Griffith Jnr said his son should be given an offense that relies more on his passing than his running skills.
“I just know that based on what I know Robert can do, he doesn’t have to be a runner as much as I saw last year,” Griffin Jr said.
“To me, you’re paying these (receivers) a lot of money to catch the football. I’m his dad – I want him throwing that football, a lot. A lot.”
Griffin III ran the ball 120 times for 815 yards in the Redskins’ zone-read offense last season.