Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Robert Griffin III seems like a nice enough guy. But it sure sounded like a slam on 2012's favorite NFL punching bag, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, when Griffin turned down a comparison with the other young signal caller this week. "I'd rather be compared to an Aaron Rodgers or a guy like that," Griffin told the Washington Times. "Someone who has won Super Bowls." While Griffin has turned heads with his individual stats and ability to run the ball, he knows that the measure of success in the NFL is Super Bowl victories -- which is likely why he won't get caught up in rookie season hype. That's what happened with Newton, after all, and his sophomore season has been pretty rocky as he's found his running ways and first-season fortune stymied by the grind of the NFL. While Griffin and Newton are similar quarterbacks in how they attack from the quarterback spot, and in that they were both exceptional in college, where Griffin won the Heisman Trophy last year and Newton took it the year before, Griffin has a living example to look at as he decides whether to get caught up in his strong rookie season. Newton has shown Griffin exactly who he doesn't want to be come next year.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Seahawks players think Russell Wilson isn’t "black enough"

Bill Belichick sent Darrelle Revis home yesterday as punishment

Report: Texas to pay scholarship athletes $10K per year

Report: Widespread academic fraud occurred at North Carolina

NHL postpones Senators/Leafs game after Ottawa shootings

Lions send player home from London after cutting him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brandon Marshall on Jay Cutler: We're like brothers

NBA Board of Governors votes against NBA draft lottery reform

Jamaal Charles admits he hid concussion symptoms

Kobe Bryant on ESPN article: ‘I just kind of roll with it’

Georgia releases statement about Todd Gurley's status

Michigan QB talks about racist messages he receives

Porn star: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski

Outrageous college football predictions: Week 9

World Series Game 2 Preview: Giants vs. Royals

Michigan St. fans troll Michigan campus, paint 'M' green

NFL MVP Watch Week 8: Is Manning still the King?

Fan blows $300 buying hot dogs for his section at World Series

Mo’ne Davis' Chevy commercial won't affect amateur status

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas forces OT, stares down Mayweather

10 bold predictions for Week 8 of NFL season

WATCH: Arkansas St. RB scores improbable touchdown

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1 loss at World Series

Matt Flynn had a blast at Pearl Jam concert

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!

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

10 bold predictions for NFL Week 8

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

NFL players who could be traded by the deadline

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1

Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report

Cowboys release Michael Sam

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge'

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.