Soon after the release of a new adidas commercial featuring Robert Griffin III and the words “all in for week 1” on Tuesday, the Redskins quarterback took to Twitter to reiterate that he does not intend to rush his recovery.
“Feel like I need to say this … ” Griffin tweeted, “Although my goal is to start Week 1, that doesn't mean I will compromise my career to do so.”
Then, about 15 minutes later, RG3 followed that up with the following tweet: “Starting Week 1 will be the result of healing, hard work, dedication & God's anointing. No rush, just determination.”
Griffin’s tweets come five days after an ESPN report that said Redskins officials are “encouraged enough” with his recovery from major knee surgery to believe that the emerging star has a “legitimate chance” to start on opening day.
Asked about that report last Thursday, Redskins GM Bruce Allen stopped short of confirming it, saying only that Griffin is “progressing well” and doctors will have the final say in when he returns to the lineup.
With Redskins officials gathering in Indianapolis this week for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, the next round of updates on Griffin’s recovery could emerge in the coming days.