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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.


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.


Redskins’ RG3 practices, will reclaim starting job

(Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter’s job this season.


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?

Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III will reclaim starting job once fully healed and prepared

Quarterback Robert Griffin III went through some practice drills for the first time since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2, but Coach Jay Gruden still won’t put a timetable on his return.


Robert Griffin III trade has become lose-lose scenario for Redskins, Rams

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In the third season after the deal intended to reverse both teams’ fortunes, they’re a combined 2-9 and both in last place. They’ve gone 29-45-1 since the trade.

Open locker room: Hankerson, Bowen and Griffin return

Here’s what players were talking about as they began preparation for their game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.


With Redskins at 1-5, it’s about waiting for RG3

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Now it’s all about waiting for RG3.

Jay Gruden to consider lineup changes, discusses Robert Griffin III’s return

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden discusses Robert Griffin III’s return.


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