Pretty interesting news. Amazing that a team can do this with a rookie and can’t do the same with a veteran player.
Via Pro Football Talk:
The Redskins can’t draft Robert Griffin III for another three weeks, but they’re already confident enough that he’s their quarterback of the future that they’re teaching him their playbook.
In fact, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has already traveled to Waco, Texas, where Griffin was the Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor, to meet with Griffin. And Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet is reporting Shanahan will visit Griffin a couple times a week for the next several weeks.
This is an unusual situation where a rookie who hasn’t been drafted yet is actually getting more time with his coach than a veteran quarterback would get. Under the rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Redskins aren’t allowed to open their offseason program yet. But they can visit with Griffin.
Read more here. Go Skins!