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(AP) Per a report from ESPNNY’s Darren Rovell,Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s, more commonly known as RGIII, No. 10 jersey will set the NFL record for jersey sales. The NFL only recently started keeping track of jersey sales statistics six years ago, and the numbers are pulled from the league’s official internet store, NFLshop.com. RGIII’s jersey beats the record previously held by Brett Favre’s, who had the distinction of holding the record twice, first with the New York Jets in 2008 and then again with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009. The league fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31, which means RGIII broke the record with over three months left. The rookie quarterback has taken the NFL and athletic endorsements by force this year. On the field, RGIII has guided the Redskins to the top of the NFC East division, completing 66.4% of his passes for 2,902 yards, 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions, good for a 104,2 passer rating. He has also rushed for 734 yards and another six touchdowns. Off the field, RGIII has been merchandising gold for athletic companies seeking his endorsements. Fanatics.com reports that for the same period last year, December sales for Redskins apparel is up 252 percent, the highest percentage increase for any NFL team. The Fanatics spokesman also said that 87 percent of Redskins merchandise has been purchased outside the Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virgina areas. Adidas reports that the line of socks RGIII endorses have sold out, despite selling at a $20 premium price per pair. All in all, not a bad year for RGIII. - Follow me on Twitter: @Shaner021 - Follow us on Twitter: @DownandDistance The post Report: RGIII Jersey Sets NFL Record in Sales appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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After calling Robert Griffin III “kind of black, but not really” because he is engaged to a white woman, ESPN’s Rob Parker has apologized today (Credit: AP Photo) Last Thursday, while on ESPN’s First Take, columnist Rob Parker said Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was “black, but he’s not really,” because Griffin is engaged to a white woman. The company went...
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III fully practiced today after missing this past Sunday’s game with a knee injury.
Full practice today for @rgiii, which makes it look promising for him to start Sunday vs. Philadelphia.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 19, 2012
If I had to guess right now whether Griffin will play or not this week against the Eagles, I’d...
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The Washington Redskins announced that Kirk Cousins is expected to start at quarterback against the Browns, not RG3.
Washington QB Robert Griffin III didn't play against Cleveland, but is likely to return to face Philadelphia in Week 16.Fantasy Spin:The Redskins' other rookie quarterback, Kirk Cousins, was impressive in his first NFL start, throwing for 329 yards in a 38-21 win over the Browns, but RGIII is not in danger of becoming Wally Pipp.
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The Redskins continued their strong push for the playoffs behind their rookie quarterback. However, it wasn't the former Heisman winner behind center but instead a guy taken 100 picks later. Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in for the injured RGIII and could be in line for a second straight start.
RGIII did not play after spraining...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, there’s a chance Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III could be ready to play in this week’s game against the Eagles, but nothing is certain at this point.
After speaking with an orthopedic surgeon that told him Griffin has a three-week injury, Werder isn’t sure the Redskins will allow him to play. With head coach Mike Shanahan relying on...
Robert Griffin III's sprained right knee will keep him out of the starting lineup Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns in a game with vital playoff implications.
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With Robert Griffin III stealing all of Tim Tebow’s ESPN attention, the New York Jets quarterback has found a way to land himself back in the headlines.
Tebow, who has only started for the Jets once this season, will reportedly request a trade or to be released if he doesn’t get the chance to start over Greg McElroy in the final two games of the season.
Since his tenure with...
Heading into this third season with the Washington Redskins, head coach Mike Shanahan had acquired an overall record of 11-21 and, once again there were concerns about the future of the Redskins. There were questions raised about the handling of players, the quality of play of the field and his use of the draft in recent years. Now however, the Redskins find themselves in the thick...