The conversation about the Redskins offense for most of the offseason centered on whether several key players would be healthy enough to play at a high level once the season got underway.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III, tight end Fred Davis and wide receiver Pierre Garçon are all healthy and practicing with camp underway, however, and that’s led to other thoughts about the offense. Namely, how good the offense can be this season and Garçon set the bar very high when he was asked that question.
“We have the potential to be the best offense ever, really,” Garçon said, via Jim Corbett of USA Today. “We can be the top offense in the league. We have a lot of great players at every position. We have a great offensive line, great tight ends, great receivers, running backs and quarterback.”
Corbett followed up to ask if Garçon meant the best offense in Redskins history, but the wideout repeated that he meant the best offense ever.
Training camp is a time to let unbridled enthusiasm run as wild as it does in a Billy Mumphrey story, but chances are pretty good that the Redskins won’t wind up as the best offense in the history of football. The good news is that they don’t need to be in order to return to the playoffs after winning the division last year. Having a healthy Davis and Garçon for an entire year would make the offense more effective and the defense can get a similar boost from the return of linebacker Brian Orakpo, leaving the Redskins in better shape even if they don’t make any history.