RGIII Says He Thinks He’s The Best QB In The NFL, Redskins Then Ban Him From Talking To Media
Poor Robert Griffin III. Dude just can’t catch a break. Even when he’s trying to put a positive spin on his career he loses.
On Monday, a story on RGIII hit the Washington Post discussing an interview he did at the end of training camp in Richmond with WJLA’s Alex Parker. In the interview Griffin made the bold choice of saying that he believes he is the best quarterback in the NFL.
Needless to say, this was not well-received by pretty much anyone. Especially when various pundits, including SI’s Monday Morning Quarterback have him ranked as low as 31st.
Here’s his exact quote via the Post…
“I don’t feel like I have to come out here and show anybody anything or why I’m better than this guy or better than that guy. It’s more about going out and affirming that for me, I go out and I play, I know I’m the best quarterback on this team. I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league and I have to go out and show that,” he said. “Any athlete at any level, if they concede to someone else, they’re not a top competitor, they’re not trying to be the best that they can be. There’s guys in this league that have done way more than me. But I still view myself as the best because that’s what I work toward every single day.”
Sounds like the kind of talk you’d WANT to hear from your potential starting quarterback, right? Sadly for him, his track record the past couple of years is all that people remember, thus the firestorm of backlash he’s receiving.
So to “help” fix things the Washington Redskins, in their infinite wisdom and always known for savvy front office moves, have just decided to stop letting Griffin talk to the media for now.
The Redskins are shutting off RG3's non-gameday access "for a while" after his boast controversy. I hope the NFL and local media intervene.
— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) August 18, 2015
Yeah, that’ll fix things.
Perhaps it’s time for RGIII to ply his trade in another city. God knows there are probably several teams who would be willing to give him a shot.