He is now simply interested in being a great quarterback.
"It's not about talking about it; it's about being about it," Griffin said earlier this week in an interview with "Redskins Nation" (via The Washington Post). "That's what my goal is this whole offseason. You gotta talk small, play big, take care of the little things so the big things fall into place."
The new, centered Griffin also didn't seem to mind the mounting rumors that his team could select a quarterback. As NFL Media's Albert Breer noted, Marcus Mariota was scheduled for a private workout in Virginia before some timing issues arose.
"The way I look at it is as long as I'm here with the Washington Redskins and they say I'm the guy, then I'm the guy," Griffin said in a separate interview with Fox News Sunday set to air this weekend. "I'm ready to go."
The team has a creeping deadline looming on his fifth-year option, which could also help answer some long-term questions about his future in Washington.
But for now, Griffin just seems content working his way up from the bottom.