I think there’s a chance that the Redskins and their fans just might take a liking to this RG3 kid.
Let’s leave his on-field skills aside for the moment. We really won’t see that at all until the Redskins take the field against the Saints in September and we won’t see it fully developed for another few years.
But we can see now what could make him one of the most popular athletes ever in Washington.
He gets it.
We have seen that in how he has dealt with fans and with the media. Griffin’s visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame provided some more evidence that he is firmly grounded and respects the right things.
Jeff Darlington of NFL.com followed RG3 as he went through the hallowed halls and related a few of warm and fuzzy moments.
The first was when he stopped to look at a mannequin in an old Redskins uniform. When he realized whose uniform it was, he was appropriately awed.
“Sammy Baugh,” he said in a hushed tone.
Baugh came from Texas with much fanfare to be the team’s first quarterback after they moved from Boston. Griffin is from Texas and came here with 21st-century hype to be the team’s next quarterback.
Baugh led the Redskins to an NFL title as a rookie and is the best player in the team’s history. Griffin has yet to step on the field but he appreciates what Baugh, and other players from that era, did for the game today.
"To know what those guys did back then and had to go through to get to where we are (standing) right now, it's extremely important for us to grasp so that we can know what our identity is," Griffin told Darlington later.
Later on, Griffin looked at an exhibit of all of the Super Bowl rings awarded. A Hall of Fame employee pointed out the there were three rings there for the Redskins.
“That’s not enough rings,” said Griffin. “We’ve got to get more.”
Redskins Nation is in unanimous agreement with RG3 there and there is a growing belief that he just might be the guy to lead to way to getting a few more Lombardi’s.