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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.

Why Robert Griffin III turned his ‘Know Jesus Know Peace’ t-shirt inside out

RGIII tried to abide by the NFL’s uniform policies. Instead, he prompted a firestorm.

Redskins’ Kirk Cousins gets his shot with RGIII out

(Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

With Robert Griffin III sidelined with a dislocated ankle, Cousins is the Redskins’ signal-caller for the foreseeable future, beginning Sunday at Philadelphia.

Tony Gonzalez says Robert Griffin III should see a sports psychologist

CBS analyst and former tight end says Griffin’s biggest problem is confidence.


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?

Griffin will wear cast for 10 days, then have re-evaluation

Redskins quarterback will wear cast on his dislocated left ankle for roughly 10 days, then have it re-evaluated.

Redskins mailbag: Robert Griffin III’s injury, his future and more

Mike Jones answers readers’ questions, making sense of Robert Griffin III’s injury and fallout, why running backs cut haven’t been signed and how Washington and Philadelphia match up.

The difference between Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III in the pocket

Kirk Cousins brings a polished pocket presence to the Redskins’ offense. Here’s a closer look at how he compares to Robert Griffin III.


Jay Gruden couldn’t admit that Kirk Cousins was better running his offense than RGIII

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Jay Gruden believed Cousins was better running his offense than RGIII. Now he gets to see if he’s right.


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