Robert Griffin III was voted as a team captain of the Washington Redskins in a meeting on Wednesday. It may be the first time that Mike Shanahan has had a rookie team captain.
Considering how Griffin has taken the role of the Redskins offensive leader since arriving in Washington, the title is just a formality.
“You just know that everybody’s looking at me to be the guy, to make everything work,” Griffin said. “To me, that’s not pressure. But I just echo it to everyone else that it’s not just me. People will say it’s me and I’ll get all the blame and all the fame, but it’s the guys around me that make me great.”
Griffin joins tackle Trent Williams as an offensive captain. Defensive captain London Fletcher was joined by Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen. Lorenzo Alexander is the Redskins special teams captain.
Griffin still believes the Redskins (5-6) have a shot to make the playoffs. On Monday night they will play against the NFC East leading New York Giants. (7-4)