Someone call Count von Count, because Robert Griffin III is having some trouble with his numbers.
Griffin has been working his way back from ACL surgery for the better part of seven months now, and acknowledged that he finally feels “100 percent.” That was literally seconds before saying that he couldn’t put a number on his recovery, which is a complete contradiction.
“I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it,” Griffin said on ESPN 980 in Washington on Tuesday. “No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is, I’m not below 100 percent.”
For someone claiming that he can’t know when he’s 100 percent, Griffin sounds fairly confident that he is, at the very least, “not below 100 percent” — if that makes any sense. Whatever the numerical value, Griffin has been practicing with his teammates all preseason and was even suited up in full pads, fully participating in the Redskins’ pregame warmups ahead of their preseason game against the Bills last weekend.
Griffin has been encouraged by his progress thus far and even feels that his speed has returned fully. In fact, Griffin, who ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine last February, hinted that he could run even faster than that now,
“If I had to run a 40 today at the combine in my underwear, I feel like I could run a 4.3-something,” Griffin said.
If that doesn’t sound like Griffin is back at 100 percent already, then there’s no telling what would.