Redskins officials "already are encouraged enough" with Robert Griffin III's (knee) recovery to believe he has a "legitimate chance" to start Week 1.
"What people who know RG3 say is, he's a physical freak much like Adrian Peterson," ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter "... They do believe there's a legitimate chance he will wind up starting on Opening Day." Schefter has extremely close ties to Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Still, it's been merely six weeks since Griffin tore his ACL and LCL, leaving him at least another 5-6 months of rehab. No one can possibly know how the rest of the process will go and how Griffin will respond once he undertakes increased activity. All we can confidently say at this point is that RG3's knee is doing well following his Jan. 9 surgery. The Redskins' first game of the 2013 season is roughly seven months from now.