“If I had to run a 40 today at the combine in my underwear, I feel like I could run a 4.3-something.”
– Robert Griffin III, quarterback, Washington Redskins
Sources say Griffin is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles
According to a YouWager news source, it’s now official. Robert Griffin III will start in Week One of the 2013 NFL football wagering season. There has been much speculation in the press and among the online betting community about the return date for one of the game’s most exciting rookies. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner was selected by the Redskins in the second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, his performance quickly earned him the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
YouWager’s source reports that Griffin has been given the green light for Washington’s season opener on Monday Night Football on September 9th at 7PM Eastern when the Redskins face the Philadelphia Eagles.
Before this can truly happen, Griffin must meet with the renowned surgeon to the sports stars, Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Andrews will examine Griffin before Washington’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This checkup may only be a formality, according to YouWager’s source. Andrews already gave Griffin the go-ahead to play before training camp. This last look is merely a precaution, insiders say.
Online bettors saw the young double-threat QB go down in agony when he tore several ligaments in his right knee in the 2012 NFL football betting season. But Griffin claims he feels stronger than he did before he injured his knee. He told a YouWager source, “I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it. No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent.”
Internet wagering fans will be curious to see just what the Redskins run into when they encounter the New And Improved Philadelphia Eagles under new head coach Chip Kelly. Some sportsbook bettors called Kelly’s infamous offense tactics “head-scratchers” when he was the celebrated mastermind at Oregon. This matchup should produce some interesting challenges for online oddsmakers. Be sure to check out the NFL Lines at YouWager before the game.
Reports say RG3 has been practicing without any known medical issues, and has worked hard to impress his teammates. Griffin’s recovery has been compared to Adrian Peterson’s. Griffin’s turnaround has been somewhat shorter than Peterson’s, so there is some concern. But Griffin told YouWager’s source that he can run just as fast as did before his injury. Maybe faster.