Williams is now a personnel executive with the team and says that the former Offensive Rookie of the Year has the necessary talent to develop into a type of quarterback that can lead the franchise to success.
"This is a young guy that’s got some talent," Williams told The End Zone this weekend. "There are adjustments that he has to make if think given time, and I think that’s one of the reasons why nobody has given up on him. I think it’s fair to give him that opportunity."
Griffin missed six games last season after dislocating his ankle in a Week 2 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He returned in Week 9 but was benched for Washington's game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13. Griffin completed 69 percent of his passes for 1,694 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions in the nine games he appeared in.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden recently named Griffin the starting quarterback going into training camp.
"I think being in there and sitting down and talking to Jay, and talking to everybody that’s involved, I think it’s evident that Jay has done what he thought was right in naming him the starting quarterback,” Williams said. “But at the same time, Jay also said that we hope he can improve," he said.
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