RGIII may not break every record in the book and win the MVP in unbelievable fashion, but he, much like Peterson did, is quickly proving that normal rehabilitation rules don't apply to him.
According to Dr. James Andrews, who operated on Griffin in early January, the dynamic quarterback's recovery is going more than swimmingly (via ESPN):
I've been real mum on talking too much about RGIII. He wants his recovery to be fairly private, but I can tell you he's way ahead of schedule. His recovery has been unbelievable so far.
RGIII is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman. They have an unbelievable ability to recover, where as a normal human being may not be able to recover.
Being named in the same sentence as Peterson and Bo Jackson is the epitome of "high praise," but it's not exactly surprising to learn that Griffin is impressing people.
Following an unstoppable senior season at Baylor, Griffin entered the NFL as the No. 2 pick with almost unfair expectations as the Washington Redskins' franchise savior.
Somehow, he managed to surpass even those expectations.
RGIII threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns (to just five interceptions) while rushing for another 815 yards and seven scores. His playmaking ability completely changed the way defenses had to approach Washington, and as a result, the Redskins cracked the playoffs.
Unfortunately, in the Wild Card Round, Griffin tore his LCL and ACL against the Seattle Seahawks. Considering his electricity, ability on the field and charisma off it, it was one of the more disappointing injuries of the season.
But the outlook is already bright.
Griffin may have to alter his exciting style when he returns to the gridiron, but players are beginning to prove that consequences from serious injuries are no longer necessarily of the career-ending variety.
The Washington faithful will be happy to know that Griffin appears set to be the next in line to prove that theory.