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Joe Theismann: Robert Griffin III hasn't disappointed

The former Redskins quarterback thinks DC badly needed a star like RGIII.

Alex Trautwig

The Redskins haven't had a deep playoff run in more than two decades, with their Super Bowl XXVI victory the last time they got out of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

With a probable playoff run this season behind rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, former Redskin Joe Theismann thinks DC was desperate for a guy like Griffin. "He was going to be the difference maker, and you know what, he hasn't disappointed," Theismann told CSN Washington.

Theismann predicted before the season that 2012 would be the "Year of RG3," and he certainly hasn't been wrong. Among a slew of successful rookie quarterbacks including the Colts' Andrew Luck, Griffin appears to be in a class by himself.

The only rookie to make the Pro Bowl this season, the Baylor product has scored 26 touchdowns and turned the ball over just eight times en route to a 9-6 record. The 'Skins can win the NFC East with a defeat of the Cowboys on Sunday, and can still make the playoffs with a loss.

Washington has been searching for star to hang on to for a while, maybe since Theismann retired. But Joe T himself thinks the city and the man are a perfect fit.

"Everybody here got themselves ready for Robert. This was going to be Robert's city," said Theismann. "This was going to be the guy that was going to lead us."

The Redskins haven't won a playoff game since 2005, when they beat the Buccaneers in a Wild Card game before losing to the Seahawks in the Divisional Round.