Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes his receivers will be content with less touches as long as it translates to victory.
Washington brought in DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts this offseason to help bolster the team's receiving corps. Those two will join Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed and Alfred Morris as weapons in the Washington offense. But Griffin doesn't think the influx of skill players will cause his offensive assets to complain about touches.
In an interview with 106.7 The Fan, Griffin said:
"These guys know that there are some weapons around them on the field, so they don’t have all that pressure on them. But they also know when they get the ball, they are going to have to do something with it because there’s no guarantee that the ball is going to come to them 10, 15 times a game. They might only get three or four or five shots a game, and they have to make the most it."
Later in the interview, Griffin said, "The great thing about having so many weapons is all these guys have great attitudes about them. They are great character guys. At the end of the day, when you win everybody’s happy."
Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason after the organization reportedly had concerns about his "off-field behavior." Last season with the Eagles, Jackson caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine TDs. Roberts caught 43 passes for 471 and two touchdowns as the slot receiver for the Arizona Cardinals last season.
- Alex Hampl