When the Washington Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III, they understandably felt as if they had secured themselves a franchise quarterback.
Combine that with an impressive rookie season from Robert Griffin and there was strong reason for optimism in the Maryland area. Sadly, a significant injury to RGIII derailed some of the hype and according to ESPN’s Ron Jaworski, the mechanics of the Washington Redskins quarterback have regressed.
“Now, he’s still young,” Jaworski stated. “He’s still developing. We’ll see what Jay Gruden and this new offensive staff can do for him. But clearly he’s got to learn to play from the pocket. His mechanics have regressed, by the way. They have regressed in the fundamental way of throwing the football: his throwing slot, his footwork, his inability to remain consistent in that.”
Jaws went on to suggest that while Robert Griffin III can make the occasional jaw-dropping play, he lacks an ability to do it on a consistent basis like the NFL elite. The inability to remain constant is part of the reason Jaworski believes Griffin isn’t among that core group of players and the fact he feels RGIII is regressing won’t do much to help that sentiment.
It’s not all bad news though as the NFL insider did suggest he believes Griffin will have time to turn things around given his age, but right now he’s on a path of regression that he needs to correct.
There’s no doubt Griffin has the talent to be one of the premier quarterback’s in the NFL, it’s just a matter of harnessing the mental aspect.