While Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan have butted heads over how the team plans to deal with Griffin’s recovery, they both apparently agree on one thing – Griffin’s status for Week 1.
Earlier today, Griffin said that he ‘absolutely’ would be ready to play in the Redskins season opener and Shanahan confirmed that sentiment, assuming there are no setbacks.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Redskins HC Mike Shanahan in RGIII: “Without a setback, I believe he will be ready for the first game (vs. Philadelphia).”
Earlier today, Shanahan hinted that RGIII wouldn’t see the field during preseason which could lead to a bit of rust for the talented Griffin, though, the Redskins have no desire put the face of their franchise in a vulnerable position to get injured.
The idea of Griffin III being ready for Week 1 isn’t exactly shocking as that’s been the goal of both parties but given Shanahan’s reluctance to give any defined details in Griffin’s recovery (at least from a positive standpoint), it’s a welcome message.