As receiver DeSean Jackson officially becomes a member of the Redskins, the team’s quarterback has pumped the brakes a bit on the presumption that Washington suddenly has become the favorites to win the NFC East.
“We are excited to have him join our team,” Griffin told 106.7 The Fan via text message. “Our team and this city will be there for him. I understand his drive and his competitiveness to win. Always doing it for his dad and now doing it for this city. It’s an exciting time be a Redskin fan and a part of this team because of the fire power that we have with all our guys. Everyone needs to understand that we haven’t won anything yet, and these next few months will be about building those bonds and chemistry so that we can.”
If anyone understands the Redskins haven’t won anything yet, it’s Redskins fans. Still reeling from a disastrous 3-13 season, few will presume that the team is destined to reclaim the division crown based merely on the arrival of DeSean Jackson.
Still, DeSean gives the organization the one thing for which every fan of every team is searching in March: Hope. Regardless of what happens from September through December (and maybe January), hope will help carry fans of the team through the next five months, making them perhaps more inclined to buy tickets and hats and other stuff along the way.