(LANDOVER, MD) — It’s the end of the road for Robert Griffin III. RG3’s tremendous rookie season came to an end on Sunday after the Redskins fell to the Seahawks, 24-14.
Griffin III left in the fourth quarter after he re-injured his right knee on a botched shotgun snap with 7:03 left in the game.
Griffin guided the Redskins to their first NFC East title since 1999 this season and had one of the top selling jerseys in the NFL, but will have the rest of the offseason to recover.
“We’re real proud of the season we had,” said Griffin III, who laid motionless after the injury occurred. “We know the future is very bright.”
Griffin III says he wasn’t worried about re-injuring his knee before the game.
“Every time you step on the football field in between those lines you’re putting your life, your career, every single ligament in your body in jeopardy,” Griffin III said.
“I still thought he could go in there and make the plays he was capable of making,” Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said on the tough decision to go with RG3, despite being in a brace.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire