May 6, 2012

Mike Shanahan Says Robert Griffin III Will Start For Washington Redskins From Day 1

ESPN, from the Associated Press:

“No sense fooling around with a talent like Robert Griffin III. Barely a week after the draft, the Washington Redskins are already proclaiming the Heisman Trophy winner their No. 1 quarterback. Saying that Griffin has the ability to do things no one else has done in the NFL, coach Mike Shanahan wrapped up a rookie minicamp Sunday by putting RGIII squarely atop the depth chart. ‘He’s the starter. Period,’ Shanahan said.”

That didn’t take long. Head coach Mike Shanahan ended this year’s “quarterback controversy” before it began: Rex Grossman is out as the starter, RG3 is in.

Redskins fans have been nuts about Heisman Trophy winner RG3 since the team traded up to select him in the NFL draft. Hey, maybe we’ll make .500 this season!