Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who isn’t scheduled to play in Wednesday’s preseason finale, said Monday he’s pleased with his progress and prepared for the Sept. 9 regular season opener in New Orleans.
“I’m ready to go for the season,” Griffin said.
Griffin said he wouldn’t mind playing in Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but accepts Coach Mike Shanahan’s decision to rest him and other starters. He has begun studying the Saints, he said.
Griffin will play the opener in what he called his “true” home town, but Griffin said: “I’m sure I won’t get too many cheers.”
Griffin said he has sought advice from veteran quarterbacks such as Peyton and Eli Manning and others.
After throwing incompletions on three deep passes in Saturday’s third preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, Griffin said the timing of such plays will be worked out in practices, without further work in preseason games necessary.