RG III still wants to play, denies narrative of days in Washington

From ESPN - December 14, 2017

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III doesnt want to live in the past; he does want to provide his side to the narrative in Washington, however. Nor has he abandoned his desire to play again in the NFL.

Griffin also said on ESPNs SC6 that he rejected offers from Arizona and Baltimore to sign in the offseason.

Griffin was on several ESPN shows on Wednesday, including First Take and NFL Live. During his appearances he stressed again what he told 106.7 The Fan earlier this fall, that he did not tell then-coach Mike Shanahan before the 2013 season that he wanted only to be a dropback passer and didnt want to run the zone-read option anymore (multiple sources have said the opposite).

At the end of the year, every single quarterback in the quarterback room meets with their coach: offensive coordinator, [the] head coach if hes an offensive head coach, Griffin said on First Take. You meet with him, you talk about what you did the previous year, what you did well, what you didnt do, what you needed to improve on. We had that meeting. Never once did I tell Mike Shanahan I didnt want to run the zone-read, all those things that were said. That was false. We had that meeting. We definitely had that meeting. But that was not what was said.

He also said the Redskins would have had a chance to win the Super Bowl had he not torn his ACL in the opening round playoff loss to Seattle. By 2015, Griffins time as a starter was done; by 2016 he was in Cleveland.

The bottom line is, we didnt win enough games in D.C., he said. I wish I had more than two-and-a-half years. The amount of picks that they gave, you would think I would get more than two-and-a-half years, but I didnt. So Ive been able to swallow that pill, move forward and try to better myself and continue to grow as a player, as a person and as a father.


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