I watched Robert Griffin III saunter down the red carpet of the NFL Honors show on Saturday night and he certainly didn't look like he was dealing with a bad limp. And I believe He'll be back in time for the 2013 NFL season at least at some point.. The only question is when and that's a question the NFL's reportedly been asking the Redskins.
The league, in attempting to put together an idea of the 2013 primetime schedule, has inquired to the Redskins as to when they think RG3 will return, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday morning.
The Redskins are a hot ticket with Griffin under center ... and not so much if he's not playing. (No offense, Kirk Cousins.) Griffin expects to be back and to be "better" he said on Saturday.
"You won't see the same Robert Griffin," RG3 said. "You'll see a better Robert Griffin."
Griffin's the type of dude who makes you think he can return faster than a normal person. He's a dedicated athlete and he's also been through this before, tearing his ACL at Baylor and returning for the start of the next season.
But for the purpose of ratings, the NFL doesn't want to toss the Redskins on a primetime game early in the season and have Griffin sit out as a result of not being able to recover from his injury.
Schefter also reports that it's a "near certainty" that Griffin begins Redskins training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
We saw this with Adrian Peterson in 2012 and he was still able to return for Week 1. So it doesn't rule anything out when it comes to RG3's ability to play early next year.
And once we see the NFL's schedule for 2013, perhaps we'll have a hint as to how the Redskins think he's progressing during his rehab.
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