This may or may not be a hot-button topic on D.C. airwaves, but I haven’t seen much digital discussion about it, so: Shutdown Corner is wondering why the Redskins chose not to play Robert Griffin III in their final preseason game.
It’s an interesting inquiry, especially considering he attempted 90 percent fewer passes this preseason than the other four starting rookie QBs (Luck, Tannehill, Weeden and Wilson). His 31 passes were actually 14 fewer than his rookie teammate Kirk Cousins.
Is that the right approach? I don’t know. On one hand, RGIII didn’t get hurt, which is nice. On the other, he’s that much more unprepared for next week’s opener against New Orleans.
Taking the long view, I’m fine with it. These are glorified, ultra-violent practices. His short-term growth may be stunted, however slightly, and he may not be quite as ready for his NFL debut, but he’s still upright and at least able to make that debut.
A healthy RGIII makes for a happy you and me.
PS: I’m seeing a lot of stuff about how RGIII stopped wearing headphones during his pregame routine because of something Sonny Jurgensen said. Maybe he just didn’t wear them because he wasn’t actually playing last night?