RG3 hopes he, Luck become best comparison of all time
- By Kevin Patra NFL.com
- Published: Nov. 28, 2012 at 07:42 a.m.
- Updated: Nov. 28, 2012 at 08:50 a.m.
When the Washington Redskins traded up in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Robert Griffin III second overall, it cemented the eternal comparison between Griffin and No. 1 pick Andrew Luck.
It's a comparison RG3 hopes one day gets the GOAT tag.
"It's just the nature of the beast," Griffin told "NFL AM."
"Going into college, I was compared to Terrelle Pryor a lot and now coming into the pros, it's going to be me and Andrew luck. And like I tell everybody, I don't ever root against quarterbacks and I want him to have a great career as well. If they are going to continue to compare us, hopefully we are the best comparison of all time."
The two are off to a good start. Since we are part of that "beast" RG3 was referring to, let's continue to feed the comparison.
Through 11 games, Griffin has completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,504 yards, 16 touchdowns and just two interceptions. His accuracy from the pocket and on the run has been dynamite and his scrambling ability makes him one of the most dangerous threats in the NFL. He has gobbled up 642 yards on the ground, with six rushing touchdowns.
Luck, comparatively, has attempted 144 more passes (449 to 305) for 3,205 yards, with a 56.8 percent completion percentage, 13 touchdowns. He has shown the leadership and tools in the pocket scouts and fans raved about coming out of college. His 13 interceptions are a product of having to carry the Colts offense, but he has the team very much alive in the postseason hunt. While Griffin gets rave reviews for his mobility, Luck has shown his ability to take off with ball when the situation calls for it. He has just one fewer rushing touchdown than RG3 (5), with 183 yards.
The Offensive Rookie of the Year race will come down to the wire, but RG3 said he wouldn't vote for himself.
"My vote would go to Alfred Morris, because I wouldn't vote for myself," he said. "I think that's extremely conceited and I'm not that person, so I'd vote for Alfred Morris. He's my running back, he's had a very quiet, but very great season for a running back and I'm proud to have him on this team."
Even his answers are award-worthy.