Why RGIII and Andrew Luck may go down as two of the best QB's of all time
Before the 2012 NFL Draft, Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were the two most talked about prospects. It was a given that all throughout their respective NFL careers they would always be compared in all aspects of the game. In reality though, these two are very different people.
Robert Griffin III, or “RGIII” has always seemed to be in the spotlight dating back all the way to his Junior year in college as a Baylor Bear. Whether it was his crazy sock collection, his friendliness off the field, or his play on the field, it seemed that the spotlight was always on Griffin.
In the NFL today, the “option” is a huge part of what some teams do week in and week out. QB’s like Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, and Griffin all have the ability to successfully run the “option”. Griffin posted great numbers in his first year when he had 27 total touchdowns with just 5 interceptions. I look at it like this, at any moment RGIII can break off a 75 yard touchdown run and blow by the secondary, and on the next series come out and go 6-6 and lead a drive for a touchdown. Griffin is a special talent who has what it takes to one day be considered one of the best to ever play QB in the NFL.
While it seemed Griffin was always in the spotlight, QB Andrew Luck quietly was putting together a phenomenal year as a Stanford Cardinal. Luck posted 37 touchdowns with just 10 interceptions his junior year. Luck wound up being drafted number one overall by the Indianapolis Colts. Colts fans had high hopes for Peyton Mannings replacement, and he certainly delivered in his rookie year. Luck led the Colts to the playoffs while posting 23 touchdowns with 18 interceptions. Although Luck is just a normal pocket passer who only runs when necessary, he already is being compared to the QB before him in Indy, Peyton Manning.
Both Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck had very strong rookie seasons that opened a lot of people’s eyes. It is assumed that these two will continue to get better and better, and it is safe to say that the future is bright. At the end of their careers, do not be shocked if they are in the conversation of who the top QB’s were in the history of the National Football League.