The Washington Redskins believe that QB Robert Griffin III has a 'legitimate' chance to start week one, despite his ACL knee surgery. Despite being only a month removed from the surgery, the Redskins are confident.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is already encouraged enough by Griffin’s rehab that they believe he has a “legitimate chance” of being on the field when the Redskins start the 2013 season. “Legitimate chance” is one of those purposefully vague phrases that leave a lot of wiggle room and it is with good reason in this case.
Griffin’s rehab is just starting and there are plenty of other checkpoints that he’ll have to hit in the seven months before the start of next season before he’s given the green light to lead the Redskins offense. Encouraging signs are just that at this point in the process because there’s no way they or anyone else can know how RG3′s knee will progress over the long road ahead.
QB Kirk Cousin will no doubt go into the off-season OTAs and opening of training camp in the mind frame that he will start the season out as starter. The fact the Redskins are encouraged this early may be telling that RG3 may be a head of rehab schedule. It is a story that will dominate the off-season for the Redskins.