Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/1/12

Comparisons between Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III come naturally. Both are quarterbacks. Both are scramblers. Both won the Heisman Trophy in college. Like Newton, RG3 is off to an incredible start in his first NFL season. He has been lighting up the stat sheet with both his arm and legs — the same way Newton did a year ago. However, Griffin would rather be compared to someone with a better resume. “I’d rather be compared to an Aaron Rodgers or a guy like that,” Griffin said Wednesday according to the Washington Times, “someone who has won Super Bowls.” While I can see how someone would claim comparing Newton and RG3 is an issue of race (we just went over this with Newton and Warren Moon), comparing Griffin to Rodgers makes less sense than comparing him to Newton. If Griffin goes on to win a Super Bowl, then we can talk about comparing him to Super Bowl MVPs. If you think race is the issue, perhaps it would be better to compare RG3 to Andrew Luck, who is another rookie that has enjoyed success as a starting quarterback in his first NFL season. I understand why Griffin aspires to be compared to the Rodgers’ and Mannings of the world, but that is something he must earn. It also makes sense that he wouldn’t want to be compared to someone who held up the team bus by sulking in the locker room or put on a dramatic production at a recent press conference. Helmet smack to Pro Football Talk Photo credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Former Jets exec leaked false Deflategate info to ESPN

Belichick on sticking it to NFL: 'Really not very important to me'

Yankees, Astros reportedly both pursuing Craig Kimbrel

Urban Meyer hints JT Barrett leads Ohio State starting QB competition

Boras: Marlins players are angry Marcell Ozuna is in minors

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Chancellor officially holding out of training camp

Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

Compelling camp competitions: #5 Bradford vs. Sanchez

Five most overrated NFL players heading into 2015 season

Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

Kings set to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

Is Julius Randle a star?

Projecting the prospects in the David Price trade

'Miracle on Ice' goalie selling Olympic gear for $5.7 million

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Examining the state of the NFL

Steelers players: Who is Jimmy Garoppolo?

Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker