Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is nothing short of amazed at how Robert Griffin III is recovering from his knee surgery performed on January 9th.
“He’s over at the facility, rehabbing all of the time," Shanahan told the NFL Network. "He’ll set a record for coming back because that’s how hard he works.”
“He is ahead, but there’s a process. It takes time. Robert will do it the right way and we’ll find out in July exactly where he’s at,” Shanahan said. “He will not come back until he’s 100 percent."
Shanahan also touched on utilizing Griffin in the read-option, which some think exposes him too much to injury.
"When most people take a look and they take a look at Robert, they’re thinking, ‘Oh, you can’t run the option,’” he said. “People don’t realize that the option protects the quarterback. The thing I have to get with Robert is when to slide, when not to take a hit. These quarterbacks are so competitive but they don’t realize sometimes how valuable they are to your franchise.”