Robert Griffin III will be atop the quarterback depth chart when Washington resumes practicing this year. Head coach Jay Gruden acknowledged as much during his Wednesday afternoon press conference at the NFL Combine.
“We’ll go into the season Bryan Walters Authentic Womens Jersey with Robert as the number one guy,” Gruden said.
Gruden was quick and to the point, answering that question right off the bat. He also made it clear that the team had a list of things they expect RGIII to work on before the season starts, from footwork to anticipating his throws.
“He made a mistake, he admitted a mistake … I’m sure he’s doing everything he can to make himself better on and off the field.”
Spielman also brushed aside concerns about Peterson’s readiness to play. “When Adrian Peterson comes back, I’m sure he’ll come back with something to prove to everybody.”
Peterson has amassed 10,190 rushing yards and 86 touchdowns in his eight-year career. Peterson peaked in 2012 with 2,097 yards, the second-highest single-season total of all-time. However, Peterson only played one game in 2014 after being placed on the commissioner’s exempt list for being involved in a child abuse investigation. Peterson admitted to beating his 4-year-old son with a switch, something any team housing Peterson will C. J. Prosise Authentic Womens Jersey have to deal with come training camp. Currently, Peterson is awaiting reinstatement, which can come April 15.
Turning 30 years old in March, Peterson is hitting the imaginary line where many running backs begin a swift decline. The six-time All-Pro has three years remaining on his six-year, $86.28 million contract with $36 million guaranteed. If the Vikings decide to move on from Peterson, they would save $13 million against the cap in 2015 before netting $15 and $17 million in 2016 and 2017, respectively.