Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) warms up before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: Robert Griffin III spending offseason improving mechanics

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a disappointing sophomore campaign that ended with him being benched in favor of fellow second-year signal-caller Kirk Cousins, but he is working hard to improve his skill set this offseason.

According to reports, Griffin has been working with quarterback guru Terry Shea in an effort to improve his mechanics.

USA Today states that Griffin spent a week with Shea in late-March to fix his release point and footwork, which was a big area of concern during the 2013 season.

He looked 100-percent healthy,” Shea said. “Reminded me of the old Robert Griffin. I liked everything I saw.”

Many believe that Griffin’s poor mechanics were caused by a lack of confidence in his surgically repaired knee, and now he has the opportunity to show that he has regained the confidence he had as a rookie and return to the Griffin of old.

Shea appears to believe that Griffin can become that quarterback that he once was, so we will have to see how he continues to progress throughout offseason workouts and training camp as the Redskins work to improve on their dismal record from a year ago.

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