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These are the people we’re supposed to trust with this decision?

Let’s hope they’ve learned something. Let’s hope when RG3 says, “Yep, I’m ready to go,” and all tests and all signs say the same thing, they say, “Good, good, now let’s wait 2-4 more weeks just to be sure.”

Griffin just turned 23 last month. He’s already on his third right knee. There’s the one he was born with, the one that was reconstructed while he was at Baylor University and the one that was reconstructed in January. Excuse us, the one that was “revised” in January since that is apparently the proper medical term for a redone reconstruction. The Redskins can’t protect him from being hit again in the future. They also darn sure don’t want to get into a repeated rebuild-and-rehab cycle. They need this knee reconstruction/revision/whatever to last.

If that means missing a few games or even a full season, so be it. Is there a Redskins fan out there who wouldn’t trade an RG3-less season for an increased chance of having RG3 for a dozen years afterward?

The Nats went without Stephen Strasburg for almost a full season after his Tommy John elbow surgery. Of course, they had no choice. The point is, it went quickly. They survived. Strasburg is still young and ridiculously talented and poised for a stellar career.

Making it back in nine months is not out of the question. RG3, no doubt, will keep working hard. So, yes, keep the opener as a goal. Albeit an unspoken one.

Just stick to your word and don’t make it a be-all-end-all thing. It will be great for the Redskins if RG3 is ready to start the season. It won’t be so bad if he isn’t. It will be awful if he gets hurt again.