Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III got off to a slow start this season, after spending the entire offseason recovering from knee surgery. However, now that he had a full week of rest with the Redskins on a Week 5 bye week, he says that he feels “rejuvenated” and he’s ready to take his game back to the level that we came to expect in his rookie campaign.
“I feel good. Great, actually. Rejuvenated,” Griffin said, via the Washington Post. “Everybody’s got a lot more energy coming off the bye week, just ready to do what we know we have to do, and then as a team, I think we’re all just moving on from those first four weeks.
“We got the win going into the bye, which is real beneficial to us, but aside from that, we didn’t really play like we know we can play. We’ve just got to get back to doing us, and that’s kind of the approach I took as well during the bye. Just relax my mind and get back to being myself.”
Despite sitting at just 1-3, the Redskins are only one game out of first-place in the NFC East.
Washington can erase that deficit on Sunday night with a win over the division rival Dallas Cowboys in prime time.
The slow start is obviously not what the team had hoped for heading in to the season, but they have plenty of time to turn things around and the fact that their quarterback believes he is finally ready is a promising sign.