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Should Everyone Be Making A Big Deal About Robert Griffin III Saying He’s The “Best Quarterback” In The NFL?

Submitted by on August 18, 2015 – 10:27 amNo Comment
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All professional athletes should think that they have the ability to be the best player in the world at their respective sport. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about the star player or the backup’s backup. If you play professional sports, then you should strive to be the absolute best every single time you step on the field. It’s that competitive desire that makes you a pro athlete in the first place.

That being said, you don’t necessarily need to tell everyone that you’re the best, especially when you might be the only one who believes it. And unfortunately, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III just learned that lesson the hard way. During an interview with WJLA over the weekend, RGIII said that he thinks he’s the best quarterback in the entire NFL right now.

“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,” he said. “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.”

What RGIII said wasn’t that bad. The TLDR version of it is “I think I’m the best QB in the league and am going to work to prove it.” But because he chose to label himself the “best,” people are freaking out right now and rolling their eyes at his comments. Even though he didn’t intend them to come out the way they did, RGIII is meeting the wrath of Internet trolls and commenters who want to bring him down. And he has only himself to blame for it.

The truth is that, taken within context, what RGIII said was actually a good thing. He should feel like he’s the best. But at this point in his career, he should also know better than to say something like what he said. All it’s going to do is put a bigger target on his back and cause outrage amongst NFL fans.

Do you have a problem with what RGIII said—or do you think he said exactly what you would want a starting NFL quarterback to say?

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