WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Robert Griffin III is squarely focused on moving forward in 2014, and has “no regrets” about any portion of the Redskins 3-13 2013 season, he told 106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes on Friday.
Asked about being sat for the final three games last season by former head coach Mike Shanahan, Griffin likened the scenario as being similar to Stephen Strasburg being shutdown by the Nationals in 2012.
“Coach brought me in his office and told me that he was shutting me down,” Griffin said.
When the Redskins ’13 season started heading south, the media was quick to point to all Griffin had done to publicize himself in the off-season leading up to it, most notably an ESPN documentary covering his recovery from ACL surgery, and an “All In For Week 1” ad campaign with Adidas.
To the scrutiny, Griffin says that’s just a part of being a quarterback in the NFL, and to the publicity, he said, “There are no regrets from last year.”
Griffin said he was “influential” in the Redskins signing DeSean Jackson, but hadn’t previously commented on his role in luring the speedy wideout to D.C. because the timing wasn’t appropriate.
“I had an opportunity to go out and see DeSean in L.A.,” Griffin said, noting he had dinner with the former Eagles star, and the two had spent four or five hours talking about the possibility of working together.