2012 NFL draft: Can Robert Griffin revive Santana Moss?
The Washington Redskins have found their quarterback and it’s a huge upgrade from Rex Grossman and John Beck.
The Redskins were the only team in the NFC East to not have a solid starting quarterback, but by selecting Robert Griffin III from Baylor they found their franchise player.
As the comparisons between Cam Newton and RG3 begin the real question is who will he count on to catch the ball.
The Redskins brought in Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan but is it possible that RG3 could revive Santana Moss the same way Cam Newton revived Steve Smith?
Last season was Santana’s worst season since starting out in the NFL. Due to an injured hand he only started and played in 12 games where he would record 46 receptions, 584 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Numbers very similar to Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith in 2010.
Smith’s 2010 season was his worst season as a starter since 2002 and only managed 46 catches for 554 yards and 2 touchdowns.
His lack of production was attributed to the starting quarterback Jimmy Clausen, just like Moss.
It took a dynamic quarterback like Cam Newton to spark Steve Smith back into the dominant wide receiver he is.
In his first game he opened the 2011 season gaining 178 yards, on 8 catches, including 2 touchdowns.
Smith finished the season with 79 catches, 1,379 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Is it possible that RG3 can do the same to Santana Moss or are the additions of Garcon and Morgan signalling the end?
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