NEW ORLEANS (AP) I failed to exhibit a point of the limp when strolling up and down that red floor covering previous to acknowledging The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie from the Year award Saturday night.
Tough to tell the quarterback possessed surgical treatment in order to restore two ligaments inside his appropriate knee just one four week period ago.
''It's absolutely a benefit . to help you for you to stand, initial along with foremost,'' Griffin said.
Speaking to the mass media to the very first moment given that his / her Jan. nine operation, the man known as RG3 said he has going to return to activity early on of next season.
''The knee is actually good. . I'm rather far ahead. I really don't would like to discourage anyone, therefore I'll have the idea slow,'' mentioned Griffin, who wore a wrap with the actual Redskins' wine red and precious metal colors. ''My objective can be Week 1.''
He obtained twenty nine votes from a countrywide panel involving fifty mass media customers who on a regular basis cover the actual league, leading a couple of other quarterbacks who seem to in addition took their teams on the postseason: Andrew Luck with that Indianapolis Colts received 11 votes, and Seattle Seahawks obtained 10.
''All your competition with this honour is exceedingly good,'' Griffin said. ''It might appear to be that league's in great fingers considering the young quarterbacks.''
The AP NFL Offensive Rookie dignity appeared to be in no way received by just a quarterback through its start off in 1957 right up until Ben Roethlisberger from the Pittsburgh Steelers grew to become the very first QB in order to receive this give within 2004. But Griffin will be the sixth quarterback around the past eight years to succeed it.
Wilson's Seahawks beat Griffin's Redskins while in the next round of the playoffs, while Washington's QB kept from the fourth 1 / 4 immediately after ripping up their knee.
The No. couple of total draft pick a year ago right after winning the actual Heisman Trophy with Baylor, Griffin brought the Redskins therefore to their earliest NFC name with thirteen a long time together with a thrill-a-minute combined managing as well as passing. He hurried pertaining to 815 yards, a report for a fresh QB, as well as threw regarding 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns plus solely five interceptions.
Griffin really wants to have a very chat having Minnesota Vikings going back Adrian Peterson , who came back from his own major knee harm to get over 2,000 back yards this kind of season, building ribbons Saturday with regard to NFL MVP plus Offensive Player of the Year.
''I'm visiting carry out my greatest to give him or her beneficial information,'' Peterson said. ''Of course, all people rehabs differently. We just about all possess diverse mindsets. . People are like, 'Wow, the way did the idea happen?' I had to work authentic hard.''
As the idea is, Griffin assured Saturday an extra shot new-and-improved.
''I assume you will definitely notice various variation of me,'' he or she said. ''You'll notice a much better .''