It may be wishful thinking on the part of Robert Griffin III, but how often does a young starting quarterback get to spend a week on the same practice fields as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time?
The Redskins dual-threat signal-caller told CSNWashington.com that he hopes to be able to learn a thing or two from Tom Brady when the Patriots travel to Richmond, Virginia for a series of joint practices next week.
"If I get a chance to sit down and talk to him, I’d love to, just to pick his brain,” Griffin said. “But he’s also still playing quarterback in the NFL. It’s a competitive position, a competitive sport. So I don’t expect him to give me any groundbreaking secrets.”
He probably won't. But Brady and Griffin III do share something more in common than the position they play. Griffin III tore his ACL in 2012 (he also tore an ACL in 2009 while at Baylor University) and struggled last season on his way back.
If anyone knows how to come back and thrive after an ACL injury, it's Brady. After missing 2008, Brady won the league's MVP award two seasons later in 2010.
There's a whole host of other tidbits about the game -- and the quarterback position specifically -- that Brady could bestow upon Griffin III, but only time will tell as far as how much Brady's willing to share.
Griffin III understands.
“[W]hen they get here, everyone will be focused on what they are focused on,” he said. “It’s not buddy-up time.”