RG3 wants to play in pro-style offense

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 NFL.com, 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.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

Upcoming Games

Aug 5th, 8:00 PM

Dallas

Pittsburgh

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Washington

New England

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

@