If the Washington Redskins could place quarterback Robert Griffin III in bubble wrap on the field, they would. Actually, considering the amount of armor he’s wearing out there, it’s pretty close to actually being done.
And make no mistake, Griffin used every bit of that on the hit he took during the Redskins’ game against the San Diego Chargers this afternoon.
With the Skins tied with the Bolts in the third quarter, Griffin stepped back to pass on a third down. However, good coverage from the Chargers forced Griffin to run out of the pocket as the pocket was collapsing.
Griffin took off and began making his way towards the sideline where he ran into a roadblock of two Chargers defenders and a teammate, who was doing everything he could to create a running lane for RGIII. It didn’t work as Griffin attempted to dive between the defenders but was flipped over, landing on his back as teammates rushed to his aid.
It looked as if Griffin III needed a moment, potentially knocking the wind out of himself, but he was up in just a matter of seconds, thankfully avoiding any injury.