RG3 wants to play in pro-style offense

Prefers that over read-option. Aaron Wilson

Print This January 09, 2014, 05:04 PM EST

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, when healthy, is one of the most electrifying runners in the NFL.

That's one of the reason why the Redskins, under Mike Shanahan, wanted to run a great deal of read-option with him as a rookie.

But maybe after tearing his ACL at the end of the season, which hampered his running ability in year two, Griffin doesn't want to scramble much around anywhere.

According to a report from, Griffin would prefer to run a pro-style offense at the NFL level and not run as much read-option.

Griffin was an extremely accurate passer as a rookie, but you could also attribute that to his ability to place defenses in zone coverage based on the threat of the run.

Regardless of what Griffin wants to run, no coach will keep Griffin from making plays with his legs. Not even Jay Gruden, who was named Washington's new head coach Thursday morning.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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