Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has done some throwing with his receivers already this offseason, a big step up from this time last year when he was just starting the rehab process after knee surgery.
His former quarterbacks coach thinks it will be the first of many big steps up for Griffin this offseason. Matt LaFleur, who left the team when they parted ways with head coach Mike Shanahan and now coaches at Notre Dame, believes that Griffin will benefit a great deal from being able to focus on only football after spending his first full offseason in the NFL recovering from a knee injury.
“Everybody will see a big jump in his game and he’ll look more like he did in Year 1 than in Year 2,” LaFleur said, via John Keim of ESPN.com. “He’ll be able to recognize and play the position faster.”
Griffin is expected to ditch the knee brace he wore last season, which wide receiver Pierre Garçon and others thought made for less mobility last season. That was just one of the things missing from his game after a terrific rookie season and an offseason spent getting them back would benefit everyone in Washington.