Friday February 20th, 2015

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen told Sirius XM radio that quarterback Robert Griffin III has a "high ceiling" if he can stay healthy, according to ESPN.

On Wednesday, Washington coach Jay Gruden said that Griffin will be the team's starter heading into the 2015 season, after previously saying that the team would have an open competition at quarterback for 2015. 

Griffin began the 2014 season as Washington's starting quarterback before dislocating his ankle in Week 2 and missing six games. He took his job back upon returning before temporarily losing it down the stretch.

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"You aren’t going to win in the NFL unless your quarterback plays well," Allen said. "That’s not a new discovery. We've got to play better there. Our quarterback, Robert, has gotten injured. One thing you learn maybe growing and maturing in this league is you’ve got to protect yourself a little bit more."

As a rookie in 2012, Griffin threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns with five interceptions, posting a passer rating of 102.4 and leading Washington to the NFC East title.

After tearing his ACL in a playoff loss to Seattle, Griffin struggled in 2013, throwing 16 touchdowns and 12 picks with a passer rating of 82.2 in 13 starts as Washington went 3-13.

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The former Heisman Trophy winner finished the 2014 season with 1,694 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. 

- Phil Watson

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