May 23, 2013; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) prepares to throw the ball during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III could play week 1 without playing in the preseason

The speculation around when Robert Griffin III will be ready for the Washington Redskins season has fans on the edge of their seat. He could potentially miss the beginning of the season and has said that he won’t jeopardize his health and force an early return in week 1.

But if he didn’t play the entire preseason, would he still be comfortable jumping right into the fray in week one?

“I’ve thought about that and yeah, I would be comfortable with that,” Griffin said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “That’s all I can say. I have no control over whether I play in the preseason or not. I would be comfortable running out of the tunnel at FedEx Field with the smoke and everything.”

Maybe it’s the success he had in his rookie season that has him feeling so confident. Certainly the competitor in RG3 wants him getting back as soon as possible. The Redskins have to feel comfortable holding him out to ensure he is 100% with Kirk Cousins on the bench.

Mike Shanahan said that RG3 would need to get some reps with the first team offense in practice before playing a snap in an NFL game. The Washington Redskins first game of the season is September 9th against divisional rival, the Philadelphia Eagles.

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