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Robert Griffin III
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Washington Redskins signed Robert Griffin III to a four-year rookie contract with a fifth-year option last Wednesday. For a legion of fans, that is the beginning and end of all Redskins news.
Griffin 3rd was the second overall Draft pick, but the media treats him in all respects like the No. 1 pick. Griffin signed a day before Andrew Luck inked his deal with the Colts. Pundits go so far as say Griffin will have the better year with more to work with than Luck does.
RG3 won the Heisman Award that Luck was expected to win, has appeared on Leno and Letterman, is featured in commercials for adidas and Gatorade, is an everyday feature somewhere in sports media, and stared down an extortion attempt. Most amazing of all is that none of this arises from the Daniel Snyder hype machine.
Robert Griffin III is a media phenomenon before ever tossing an NFL pass. He just has a sense for it. The Washington Post tells the story of Griffin’s pre-Draft dinner with Mike and Kyle Shanahan, Daniel S...
BEST OF MAXIM
Sparked by a question asked on Twitter, @LL_HTTR has convinced me that Aldrick Robinson will be the surprise of the season. Robinson was called up from the practice squad by the Washington Redskins in the latter part of the 2011 season, after another team offered him a roster spot. Even though didn't get a chance to see the field last year, he does have the benefit of being...
The dawn of a new NFL season is upon us and there is no coach who is looking more to get the season started than the Washington Redskins head coach, Mike Shanahan. Shanahan is entering his third season as the head man in the nation’s capital and it will no doubt be a very important one [...]
With the 2012 season fast-approaching, I figured it was LONG overdue (sorry about that) for a “State of the Redskins” article of sorts.
As it stands at the moment, the Washington Redskins roster reflects a team that is both looking towards the future and remembering what has and has not worked in the past. It elicits a feeling of tremendous confidence and optimism to know that...
While Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck got their way with their contracts, there is a sentiment among other NFL teams to stand strong on having “offset language” in the contracts of their first-rounders. Plus, Brett Favre talked about his frosty relationship with the Packers and NFL referees warned of the dangers of replacement refs.
Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted yesterday that he has agreed with the Washington Redskins on a four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $21.1 million. “Well people….It’s Time to go to Work!!! Off the unemployment line and oh yea HTTR!!!” announced … Continue reading →
Another badass video from rookie QB Robert Griffin III and Adias. Can’t wait to see this guy on the field this season.
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Robert Griffin III has generated as much hype at the start of his career as Tiger Woods did in 1996. Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasberg and Alex Ovechkin are big in DC and in their sport, but they don't win ESPYs, appear on Letterman and Leno, or the cover of NCAA Football 13 when they are out of college.RG3 is a marketing phenomenon. Everybody wants a piece of him as...
The Indianapolis Colts signed Andrew Luck to a four-year deal reportedly worth $22.2 million on Thursday. The news of the deal came less than 36 hours after Robert Griffin III inked his deal with the Washington Redskins. Both contracts are fully guaranteed, but Griffin signed his deal first and paved the way for rookie contracts without off-set language for top draft picks in 2012...
The signings of quarterbacks and top two draft choices Andrew Luck of Indianapolis and Washington's Robert Griffin III on consecutive days this week, with neither deal including the so-called "offset language" that was the primary reason for the gridlock at the top of the first round, has prompted the general feeling that the logjam in the stanza will now be broken...
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According to reports, the Colts and Andrew Luck agreed to a fully guaranteed four-year, $22.1 million deal. Owner Jim Irsay tweeted a photo of Luck signing the contract.