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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III led the Redskins to the 2012 playoffs and won the NFL’s 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year award after a season in which he threw for 3,200 yards and 20 TDs and ran for 815 yards and 7 TDs. His 102.4 passer rating was a rookie record. In a Jan. 6 playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Griffin suffered a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and re-injured his anterior cruciate ligament, which he originally tore in 2009 as a sophomore at Baylor. Griffin won the 2011 Heisman trophy, and was selected by the Washington Redskins with the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin threw for for 4,293 yards, 37 touchdowns and six interceptions and rushed for 699 yards and 10 TDs in his senior season. Griffin further impressed NFL teams at the scouting combine. His 40-yard dash (4.41 seconds) and 39-inch vertical leap were tops among quarterbacks. In order to draft Griffin, the Redskins traded up to the No. 2 pick in the draft, sending the sixth overall pick and their second-round selection in the 2012 draft and first-rounders in 2013 and 2014 to the St. Louis Rams. Griffin threw for 78 touchdowns and just 17 interceptions in his college career. He played in just three games in 2009 because of his torn ACL.

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Washington Redskins face many questions, but they all start with Robert Griffin III

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

All the Redskins’ offseason questions start with this: Is Robert Griffin III the answer at quarterback?

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Is Robert Griffin III the Washington Redskins’ franchise quarterback?

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Whenever Robert Griffin III returns to the lineup, his performance on the field will help determine Washington’s future.

RGIII makes extended pre-game sideline appearance

Robert Griffin III isn’t yet ready to return to action, But the quarterback made an appearance on the sidelines during Monday night’s pre-game warm-ups.

Returning for the Cowboys game unlikely for Robert Griffin III

People within the organization say it’s inaccurate to expect the quarterback back in three weeks, for the Oct. 27 game against Dallas.

Robert Griffin III joins teammates for pre-practice warmup

Robert Griffin III on Saturday made a brief appearance on the practice field, joining his teammates for the warm-up stretching segment that preceded drills.

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Trade value of Robert Griffin III still ‘significant’ amid uncertain future with Washington Redskins

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

If Kirk Cousins keeps the starting QB job in Washington, there are those around the league who still believe Griffin can be an NFL starter. But what would they pay to obtain him?

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Redskins might find that neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins is the answer

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The uncertainty surrounding both quarterbacks raises a possibility worse than if one beats out the other.

 

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