Robert Griffin III was known for his play making ability last season, but the only thing he’s creating in 2013 is controversy.
Griffin III, also noted as “RGIII,” was coming into the 2013 NFL off a year where he put up electric numbers en route to a 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The Baylor grad posted a 102.4 quarterback rating on the year, while collecting 3,200 yards through the air, and 815 more on the ground for a combined 27 touchdowns.
This year, fans are left wondering where that same production is, and some are wondering whom else they could receive it from.
Through three games this season, the Redskins (0-3) signal caller has completed 63.3 percent of his throws for 975 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions—one less interception than last year’s entire total.
With these inconsistent numbers there has been much talk of benching RGIII for backup Kirk Cousins, who proved his worth last season when Griffin III went down with a an ACL tear on Dec. 9 of last season.
In Griffin’s absence, Cousins ran the Redskins offense for three games, tallying four touchdowns and three interceptions on 466 yards passing with a QBR of 101.6.
With these numbers fresh in the minds of Redskins’ fans, they are pushing for a change at the quarterback position, but they’re not the only ones.
Former Colts head coach, and now NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy, has voiced his opinion regarding the Redskins’ situation and agrees that a change should be made, saying Griffin III doesn’t look healthy.
Washington head coach Mike Shanahan has been adamant about his belief in RGIII as the Redskins’ starter prior to their 27-20 week three loss to the lions, but a 0-3 start could be indicative that something needs to change.