Robert Griffin III didn’t rack up big numbers, but he made big plays, led the winning drive and had something to smile about in his return from being benched as starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins.
His future with Washington is uncertain after a season of injury and struggles. The Redskins haven’t publicly committed to bringing him back for a fourth season. But after Saturday’s 27-24 upset victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Griffin said he wants to stay in burgundy and gold.
“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” said Griffin. “I wouldn’t want to play with any other players. These guys mean a lot of me, and I can feel it in the locker room after the game.”
Before the game, Griffin slapped hands with fellow offensive starters during warmups.
The No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL draft missed six games early this season with a dislocated ankle. After returning for three starts, he was benched for poor performance. Coach Jay Gruden criticized his footwork, his reads and his overall work as a pocket passer.
Griffin got the start Saturday because Colt McCoy went on injured reserve with a neck injury. He came through in handing the Eagles a loss that was another jolt to their playoff hopes.
“We wanted to spoil their Christmas and send them home, and we did our part,” said Griffin.
SOURCE: USA TODAY Sports