“A Week 2 injury sidelined Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III for six weeks. Griffin’s Week 9 return was short lived, as he was benched three games later in favor of Colt McCoy.
On January 29th, Griffin spoke with ESPN 980 about his struggles and spoke candidly about his spirituality.
“For me, I rely heavily on my faith,” Griffin said. “I feel like God allowed that to happen to me for a reason. It was to show me something, and yeah, it sucked. Nobody wants to have those things happen to them and we felt like we were going to be able to get on a roll after Jacksonville and put some wins together and have a much better season than we did. But the days after that, I had never suffered an ankle injury to that severity before, so I didn’t really know what to expect.”
Griffin went on to say it is a testament for God that he’s able to recover so quickly.
“Also for me, it’s to stay healthy so I don’t have to fight back from these injuries, because I know, as of late, I’ve made a habit of coming back from these injuries faster than other people. But that’s not by design, that’s because God has allowed me to do that. So stay healthy, go out and have fun and play the game, and the rest will fall into place.”
The Redskins need a lot of things to fall into place to recover from the disaster that was 2014.