Robert Griffin III Still Undecided On Hall Of Fame Presenter
After a successful preseason debut against the Buffalo Bills that saw him go 4-6 for 70 yards and a touchdown, Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III is still struggling to choose a presenter for his inevitable first ballot selection into the NFL’s Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
“It’s brutal man,” Griffin said Wednesday while holding his arms out to allow a tailor to fit him for the gold jacket that he will clearly one day be asked to wear. “There’s just so many choices. Art Briles, my coach at Baylor. My Dad, obviously. Mike Shanahan, I guess. It’s rough having to pick just one.”
“Or of course, I could pick a receiver who catches a touchdown in my first Super Bowl,” he continued. “Or a guy who catches a TD in my last Super Bowl. Or, you know, any of the Super Bowls in between.But the problem is, I have to wait until we play those games, and I’d really rather make this decision now and have it over with.”
Griffin III, the 2nd overall pick in April’s draft, has inspired renewed hope among Redskins fans worldwide with his athletic ability and charismatic presence. “He’s the guy we’ve been waiting decades for,” said Randy Chalmers, 39, a convenience store clerk in Norfolk, VA. “Did you see that preseason game? His poise, his command of the pocket? If ‘RG3′ isn’t a first ballot Hall of Famer, there’s something seriously wrong with this election process.
True to his nature, Griffin remained grounded and humbled by such lofty talk. “Listen, I see it as such an honor to be inducted into the Hall, which, after last Thursday’s game, I obviously will be eventually. Trust me, I’m flattered by this gesture that I know I’ll be receiving one day.