The Washington Redskins have Desean Jackson and Pierre Garçon. They’ve got Andre Roberts and Jordan Reed. But the biggest threat on the team, according to Robert Griffin III? Easy, the guy who has accounted for over 2,800 yards and 20 touchdowns in the last two two seasons.
“The biggest threat on offense?” he said, via CSN Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir. “Alfred Morris, in my opinion.”
“I think everyone would lean toward DeSean [Jackson] or Pierre [Garçon] or Jordan Reed,” RG3 added. “But I think it’s Alfred.”
Morris fit in perfectly in Mike Shanahan’s offensive system coming out of college as a sixth-round draft pick. No one figured him a starter, but he came out trucking defenders and breaking ankles nonetheless. And in a backfield shared by one of the most iconic quarterbacks in the NFL, he sometimes goes unnoticed and unheralded by the media. But opposing defensive coordinators recognize his skill.
“[Defenses] are going to have to make a decision,” Griffin said. “You’re going to have to either put eight in the box and try to stop him from running, and dare us to throw it—which we will do. Or you leave the box light and let Alfred run over your linebackers or your safeties.”
Now the real question remains: Is Morris actually a bigger playmaker and threat than RG3?
RG3 couldn’t answer that he thought of himself as the biggest threat, but during his rookie season, RG3 was easily the best offensive weapon on the Redskins. So answer for him. Who do you think the biggest threat is on offense?