He’s back, as some (but not many) expected.
As a time when multiple reports from the D.C. market have suggested that Washington coach Jay Gruden wants to move on from quarterback Robert Griffin III, Gruden has moved Griffin back into the starting lineup.
Gruden announced Monday that Griffin will start Saturday’s game.
“Moving forward, this is Robert’s team right now against the Eagles,” Gruden said.
As PFT consistently has heard in recent weeks, Gruden, Griffin, and the front office are on the same page. The goal is to get Griffin in the right mindset to succeed — and also to improve the team around him via the return of a first-round draft pick and a full complement of cap space.
Griffin looked good during Sunday’s loss to the Giants. He now has a pair of home games against the Eagles and Cowboys to continue to build toward 2015, when the team and the player will have a chance to be a lot better than they are now.