After another season of failing to hit the high notes expected of him, it appeared that Robert Griffin III's time as a Washington Redskin was coming to an end at the turn of the year.
Having watched Griffin struggle through a combination of injury and poor form in Jay Gruden's first year as head coach it looked like the Redskins were willing to move on from the hugely expensive 2011 draft star.
A few months on, though, there may actually be some signs of hope for all involved. This after RGIII updated fans on how things have gone so far this offseason.
"No ifs, and or buts about it, I feel great, the second year in the offense," Griffin explained this week.
"I feel great about the guys around me working hard to get better, and that's all you can ask for."
After a season in which he picked up yet another serious injury, as well as saw himself benched it is probably fair to say Griffin couldn't feel much worse come the end of 2014.
There were suggestions that Gruden had completely lost faith with the former Baylor star as he struggled to get to grips with a new playbook, or just, you know, find his teammates for a pass every now and again.
Griffin's work this offseason, though, has impressed the head coach who appears ready to go all-in once again on a man that was expected to be an elite franchise quarterback for years to come.
“I think the transition for him into a new system last season was a little bit rocky for all of us,” Gruden said.
“But when you have the same system going in for year two, I think he’s going to get better. You can see the progress every day that he makes, and it’s exciting to watch."
Of course, with a pass yet to be thrown in the 2015 NFL season, this hyper positivity must be taken with a grain of salt. Washington Redskins fans will be hoping beyond hope, though, that actions can mirror words when the campaign begins.
Redskins fans: Will RGIII turn things around in Washington, or is it time to move on? Have your say in the comments below...
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