Mike Shanahan: RG3 is going to set a record with his comeback

Photo by Keith Allison

Photo by Keith Allison

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told the NFL Network that Robert Griffin III is going to set a record with his rehab from ACL surgery.

“He’s over at the facility, rehabbing all of the time. He’ll set a record for coming back because that’s how hard he works,” Shanahan said, per ProFootballTalk.com.

Shanahan says we’ll know where Griffin is at in July.

“He is ahead, but there’s a process. It takes time. Robert will do it the right way and we’ll find out in July exactly where he’s at,” Shanahan said. “He will not come back until he’s 100 percent.”

Shanahan says RG3 needs to learn how to slide.

“When most people take a look and they take a look at Robert, they’re thinking, ‘Oh, you can’t run the option,’” Shanahan said. “People don’t realize that the option protects the quarterback. The thing I have to get with Robert is when to slide, when not to take a hit. These quarterbacks are so competitive but they don’t realize sometimes how valuable they are to your franchise.”

Good luck getting Griffin to slide.  Whether he tries to avoid contact or not, teams will take a shot at him.  The problem for the Redskins is that teams can’t get penalized for hitting Griffin after he pitches the ball since he’s considered a ball carrier.