Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III Hits Milestone in Path to Recovery

Dilan AmesCorrespondent IJune 21, 2013

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Washington Redskins fans have been on the edge of their seats during Robert Griffin III’s recovery from knee surgery, and the young passer hit a milestone this past week during organized team activities. 

According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, RG3 was able to cut and change directions without any inhibitions for three consecutive days this week. He has experienced zero setbacks during his recovery, and this was a big step. 

He has been progressing through his rehab like a champ, and has even been referred to as “superhuman” by Dr. James Andrews. There has been much speculation as to whether or not he will be ready for the season, but given this news, it seems like the questions have been answered. 

RG3 is the most important piece to the Redskins’ roster, and his recovery has been the hottest story of Washington’s offseason. 

The difference between when Griffin III is in the lineup and when he is not is drastic, although Kirk Cousins did well in his place. Cousins may be solid, but Griffin III is special. 

Following a 10-6, division championship season, expectations are high for the burgundy and gold going into the 2013 season. If RG3 is in healthy and in the lineup, then the Redskins have a good chance of repeating as division champions, something no one has done since the Philadelphia Eagles did it from 2001-2004

Given the uncertainty of how competitive the rest of the division will (it could be good or bad), it will be a major boost to have Griffin III back in action, and will also be good for them as they do have some tough games on the schedule, including a date with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Week 2. 

Washington is a much more dangerous team with the former Heisman winner on the field, and it looks like Redskins nation can breathe easy.