Kelly appeared on 106.7 The Fan on Radio Row in New York and told Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier he roots for Washington’s quarterback.
“He’s a class guy,” the four-time AFC champion said. “You want to see good things happen to good people. RGIII is a good person. I pull for him. I really do.”
Kelly said the key for Griffin III is staying healthy and maintaining a steady pace of on-field development. He said as long as RG3 can build a base of healthy snaps, the quarterback can forget about injury distractions and react to the game.
As opposed to last year, when he required reconstructive surgery to repair ligaments in his knee, Griffin III enters the offseason with a clean bill of health. The quarterback exceeded his 2012 passing total in 2013 despite missing the preseason and sitting out of the final three games. In 2014, he’ll have time to focus on improving under Jay Gruden instead of physical therapy.
“You need to be in there to be able to get the everyday, not only the reps in games, but the reps in practice,” Kelly said.
Griffin III wasn’t the only member of the organization praised by Kelly. The former Bills quarterback said he was “a big fan” of Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen and Owner Daniel Snyder.
“I know [Snyder] takes a lot of hits from a lot of people,” Kelly said. “But at least there’s a guy that’s willing to pay some money, and some of the decisions they make – along with the Bills – some work out, some don’t. You just gotta hang with ‘em.”
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