A Young Age Brett Favre in Washington? Big Comparisons for Robert Griffin III (RG3)
Is Robert Griffin III (aka RG3) comparable to a young Brett Favre?
Favre is finally retired from the game at 42 years of age and the hype machine for RG3, 22, is in overdrive in the Washington, DC and as exciting as the Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper are this season in baseball in DC, the anticipation of a Mike Shanahan offense left by RG3 has fans and pundits salivating in the off-season.
RG3 might just be the new Favre, exclaims NFL.Com.
We have to have someone to compare him to, right?
Brett Favre is as good as any and Gregg Rosenthal gives a few reasons the two QBs are similar, including:
They are both great quotes
I can already smell a lot of people pointing out that Tim Tebow was already the new Favre. But Tebow is far from a great quote. More importantly ...
Griffin can be an elite player
This will all fade if Griffin can't deliver on the field. Unlike Tebow, however, Griffin has the skill set to be a franchise quarterback. As a potential top-10 quarterback in a football-mad market in the most visible division in the league, Griffin will get a chance to shine on the big stage right away.
Style of play
This can't be overlooked. Both Griffin and Favre had unique skill sets. Playmakers get commercials, not possession receivers. Griffin's ability to make highlights should keep him in the spotlight during the season.
Lots more here from NFL.Com including video.
What quarterback do you think RG3 compares to in or out of the NFL?
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