Robert Griffin III: Alfred Morris is Redskins' biggest offensive weapon
As the Washington Redskins look to rebound from a 3-13 season, all eyes are locked on third-year quarterback Robert Griffin III's health. Griffin was limited to 13 games and his numbers fell of significantly from his 2012 rookie season.
While some see him as the most valuable asset of this Redskins offense, Griffin himself disagrees. As a matter of fact, he doesn't even believe that prized free agent acquisition DeSean Jackson is the biggest weapon the Redskins have on offense this year. No, he believes that running back Alfred Morris takes that billing.
“I think everyone would lean towards DeSean or Pierre or Jordan Reed,” Griffin III said when asked who the biggest weapon in the Redskins’ offense is. “I think it’s Alfred. With him, defenses have to make a decision whether to puts guys in the box to stop him or leave the box light and allow Alfred to go between the tackles and lure in the safeties. I think it will be interesting to see what defenses do against him.”
Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns as a rookie in 2012, but his numbers dipped to 1,275 yards and 7 touchdowns last season.
- Jack Jorgensen