Robert Griffin III Addresses Fans at FedEx Field Draft Party
The quarterback made his first public appearance at FedEx Field on Saturday since he was injured in the Redskins’ playoff loss to Seattle and reminisced fondly about his rookie season.
BY ZAC BOYER
Robert Griffin III pumped up a crowd gathered at FedEx Field on Saturday by doing jumping jacks and yelling when fans chanted his name at the team’s annual draft day party.
Griffin made his first public appearance at the stadium since the Redskins’ playoff loss to Seattle on Jan. 6 when he injured ligaments in his right knee. Nearly four months removed from surgery to repair the LCL, ACL and medial meniscus, Griffin, wearing his jersey and jeans, told the crowd that he is “feeling good” and that “rehab’s going great.”
“We’re having a great draft right now, and I’m all in for Week 1, just like you guys are right now,” Griffin said, echoing the marketing slogan tailored to him by Adidas. “You guys saw me jumping. I mean, I can run a little bit. I’ll be good. No worries. I’ll take it slow, but in the same time, I’ll be ready to go.”
The quarterback took just a select few questions from the crowd and was asked to describe his favorite memories from his rookie season, when the Redskins won their final seven regular-season games, qualified for the playoffs for the first time in five years and won their first NFC East division title since 1999.
“Last year was a lot of fun,” Griffin said on a video of the appearance broadcast on the team’s web site. “We’re looking to go farther this year.”