RG III Grabs QB1 Spot For Monday Night Football Opener [NFL Sources]
Quarterback Robert Griffin III will take to the field when the Washington Redskins take on the Philadelphia Eagles for their September 9 “Monday Night Football” showdown.
Yesterday I reported that RG III said he was feeling “100 percent” and ready to take to the field following approval by team doctors.
RG III has been practicing with the team for two weeks and has not experienced any problems with his surgically repaired knee.
While Griffin won’t meet with Dr. James Andrews until Thursday night, sources close to the QB say he will be cleared and move forward as the teams QB1 for the season opener. The meeting between player and doctor is really just a required formality. Andrews cleared Griffin to play before training camp and will use the meeting as a means to re-examine Griffin’s knee before he opens the season.
The Washington Redskins help kick off the NFL regular season at 7 pm ET. The game is one of two MNF games taking place at ESPN on September 9.
Griffin was forced to spend months rehabbing his knee after he tore several ligaments in his right knee. Griffin on Tuesday said he felt better now than he did before the knee was injured on December 9.
Speaking to ESPN980 Radio, Griffin revealed:
“I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it. No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent.”
Griffin, during his interview, said he could still run the 40 in “4.3-something.”
Washington Redskins probably still won’t breathe a sigh of relief until Dr. Andrews officially clears RG III on Thursday.