Santana Moss has caught passes from a lot of different quarterbacks since coming to the Redskins.
From John Beck to Jason Campbell to Donovan McNabb, plenty of those quarterbacks have been put forth as the solution to the long-term problem under center in D.C. None of them have actually solved that problem, though, and that’s why the team ponied up a king’s ransom to draft Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick. Expectations are high for the rookie, but Moss doesn’t want the expectations to be unrealistic on him this season.
“It’s one of those situations where he is a young guy and at the end of the day regardless how much his skill level is better than other young guys like himself he still has to learn a lot day by day, so that’s one thing I want everyone to understand that he comes here with the big hope of turning everything around. We are all hoping that,” Moss said in an interview with ESPN 980, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “We all want that, but I don’t want that pressure on him as if he has to be the one. Together we have to be a team around him to help him bring us to where we have to be at. I feel like everyday we are out there all we can do is get better together and he can get better as a whole just knowing what this offense is going to bring to him.”
The recent success of rookie quarterbacks makes it seem like no sweat to make the transition from college to the pros, but things aren’t always that easy. As Moss points out, Griffin is much more likely to succeed if his teammates are playing well around him. Moss also thinks one of those previous Redskins quarterbacks can help the new kid out.
“I’m still a big supporter of Rex Grossman. Rex is a guy you can always count on. I think most definitely he can be a great attribute to RGIII. I feel like both of them are RGIII-I and RGIII-2.”
That’s nice of Moss to say, but you can be sure that there will be a lot of disappointment in the nation’s capital if that turns out to be true.