Word from Washington is that 2014 will feature the Robert Griffin III of 2012.

This offseason, the Redskins’ quarterback will work on his game, and not on rehabilitating a surgically repaired knee. Griffin forced his way back onto the field last season and it was clear to anyone paying attention that he wasn’t physically ready.

This year will be different, former Redskins’ quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur told ESPN.com reporter John Keim. LaFleur is now at Notre Dame.

He says Griffin “will be able to recognize and play the position faster.”

That’s what one would have expected if he had been healthy last year.