Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) drops back to pass in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins' QB Robert Griffin III remains upbeat

After making the playoffs last season, the Washington Redskins’ 2-5 start is obviously a huge disappointment.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III has been a big part of those struggles.  The second-year signal-caller out of Baylor has completed 158-of-268 passes for 1,878 with nine touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Despite the team’s record and his individual troubles, Griffin is remaining upbeat.

“I make sure no one becomes a cancer on the team,” Griffin told John Keim of ESPN.com. “Your job as a quarterback is to know how to manage people. I feel I’ve done a good job of that my whole career. … It’s a tough job, but that’s what I signed up for and I’m willing to do it.

“When you’re 2-5 and not where you want to be and have high aspirations — and still do for your season and your team — when things go wrong it can test your character. You have to make sure your character stays strong and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Griffin’s Redskins will host the San Diego Chargers Sunday at 1:00 pm EST.

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