Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rooting For Robert Griffin III

RGIII ran a blistering (unofficial) 4.38 in the 40-yard dash this afternoon at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. It's the fastest time for a QB in at least 12 years and just another notch in his remarkable season: from the massive opening game against TCU to a 87-yard deflected TD pass to the winning touchdown pass against Oklahoma to winning the Heisman Trophy and finally culminating with the ridiculous 67-56 Alamo Bowl victory. It's been a whirlwind campaign that has catapulted Robert to perhaps the No. 1 pick in April's NFL Draft.

Born in Japan to a pair of Sergeants in the US Army RGIII is remarkably articulate, disciplined, charismatic and well spoken -- when his college coach Art Briles actually lets him talk. He's also one of the most polished and talented dual-threat QBs ever. Put it all together and it's difficult not to root for such a special person.

UPDATE 2/27/12: Griffin is officially the cover athlete of NCAA Football 13. Is there a jinx with that game like there is for Madden? If so we must now root AND pray for Robert.


9inningknowitall said...

I really think RG3 may be one of the better all around QBs to come out in the last few years. I'm really hoping my Seahawks trade up to get him.

Sports on a Schtick said...

I completely agree. In terms of passing, running and poise RGIII has it all. Maybe he won't have the impact of Cam Newton but I still expect him to excel. Just hope he goes to a franchise that will develop him.