According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has made it clear that they’ll continue to run the zone-read this coming season. They don’t believe quarterback Robert Griffin III is at risk for injury. Instead they believe it protects him.
Kyle says the zone-read runs didn't lead to Griffin's injuries and helped keep Griffin safe. Says injuries were on broken pass plays.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) June 12, 2013
Shanahan is right, but when a quarterback is running the zone-read option he’s still vulnerable to getting hit as a ball-carrier.