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Robert Griffin is priority No. 1 for the Redskins. He’s the face of the franchise, and it will be extremely hard to reach their full potential without him.
The Redskins need to take the Stephen Strasburg approach. While under much scrutiny, the Washington Nationals stuck to their guns with their own face of the franchise.
They defended themselves, claiming that they aren’t planning just to win this year, but they plan to win for the next decade with their ace on the mound for it.
Robert Griffin needs to be treated the same. The Redskins didn’t mortgage their future for just one season; they want him leading the Redskins to division titles year after year.
If that means taking a conservative approach in his rehabilitation, then so be it.
I don’t want to see Griffin take the field unless he’s 110 percent. So therein lies the next question: Can Kirk Cousins do the job?
If you watch Cousins' game against Cleveland, you saw an offense that was molding its plays to its talent. Cousins managed the offense with ease and was incredibly impressive. However, it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that he’s not on the same talent level as Griffin.
Either way, this is going to be closely monitored until the 2013 season kicks off.