That’s basically a 65-yard throw, and it hits receiver Aldrick Robinson in perfect stride. Too bad Robinson couldn’t hold onto the ball — this was ultimate called an incompletion — but Griffin showed off a cannon on this play. If the Redskins can get their deep-ball game back to the way it was in 2012 (this play actually happened last year), then the rest of the NFL needs to look out.
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Avoids four pass rushers
Even when the pocket was collapsing around him last year, RG3 still found ways to make plays. That extension is something you can’t teach, and when he’s healthy, it’s something the Redskins have shown they will exploit time and again.
Here against the Raiders in Week 4 of 2013, Washington won their first game of the season after Griffin III led them back from a 14-point hole.
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Not since Michael Vick‘s early days in Atlanta have we seen a quarterback as electrifying as Robert Griffin III. His rookie season in 2012, when he almost played at an MVP level, was so good, so exciting, that when things didn’t go according to plan last year, some folks might have tried to jump off the bandwagon. Too bad for them that RG3 is back fully healthy again, and if we know anything about him, it’s that the 6-2 leader knows how to overcome adversity.
With three colorways of RG3’s new adidas RG3 Boost Trainer dropping tomorrow at Champs Sports, we’re counting down some of the quarterback’s most spectacular plays, from high school all the way up to the present. Grab the popcorn because big things are coming out of D.C. this year.
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