Robert Griffin III: I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league

By Jason McIntyre

Four years ago, Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy at Baylor.

Three years ago, RGIII guided the Redskins to the playoffs during a scintillating rookie year, but suffered a gruesome injury in the playoffs.

Two years ago, still injured and not the same QB he was, RGIII feuded with his coach, Mike Shanahan, and eventually got the 2-time Super Bowl winner fired.

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Last year, RGIII was injured in the team’s 2nd game, and even when he returned, was still unable to capture that rookie magic.

He’s only 25 years old, but durability questions persist, as do obvious ones like: Is he really going to succeed in Jay Gruden’s offense?

Nevertheless, RGIII remains confident, telling WJLA this week:

"I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league and I have to go out and show that"

He’s right … in that he has to show that. He was very good as a rookie – 65 percent completions (4th in the NFL), 8.14 yards per attempt (1st) and 102.4 QB rating (3rd). If he’s healthy, can he come close to those numbers again?

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