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Robert Griffin III has a lot to prove entering his second season in the NFL.
Coming off a season in which rookie quarterbacks dominated much of the NFL headlines, Robert Griffin III could still be considered "under the radar."
If that is even possible.
His devastating knee injury in the divisional-round loss to Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks didn't cost him the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, but it has influenced popular opinion heading into 2013-2014.
Many, including ESPN's Ron Jaworski, have slated RG3 as the lowest of the four up-and-coming QBs behind Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Andrew Luck.
But anyone who watched the Redskins last year can tell you that this kid is no fluke. And if he is close to 100 percent, there's not a single reason to believe he will regress.
Without his favorite target for more than a third of the schedule last year, Griffin III compiled 3,200 passing yards and finished with a 20-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Entering his sophomore season, Washington's most popular (and perhaps polarizing) figure has a strengthened grasp of the read-option offense and a healthy receiving corps.
Pierre Garcon and Fred Davis, both of whom missed significant time in 2012-2013, return for a Washington offense that exploded for more than 6,100 yards last year.
Another year of experience for the NFL's third-highest-rated passer should only help RG3 make improvements heading into the Monday night opener against Philadelphia, and we can no longer be surprised by quick recoveries after Adrian Peterson's comeback a year ago.
Of course, the other three quarterbacks will have something to say about the matter. But can Andrew Luck lead a lesser-talented roster to 11 wins again? Won't Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick have a tough time competing against each other and some of the game's most physical defenses twice?
We'll have to wait and see, but my money is on the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor.