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Agents clamoring for Griffin

Griffin III of Baylor University looks for a receiver during NCAA football game against Huskies in San Antonio Reuters

After helping his Baylor team put up 67 points in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday, quarterback Robert Griffin III said he has “no idea” about his plans for 2012, and that his decision will come “[p]retty soon here, probably.”

The deadline for early entry is January 15, which is indeed coming up pretty soon here, definitely.

The belief in agent circles is that Griffin will decide to enter the draft.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, multiple agents are trying to get themselves in position to be hired by Griffin.  Last month, a report surfaced that Griffin’s parents were interviewing agents.

Griffin, who won the 2011 Heisman Trophy, has become the second biggest name in the 2012 draft pool, behind Andrew Luck.  Griffin is generating a little more excitement than Luck at this point, given that everyone presumes Luck will leave Stanford.

The same presumption should apply to Griffin, especially in light of a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN that Griffin will indeed declare for the draft before the coming deadline.

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14 Responses to “Agents clamoring for Griffin”
  1. 3yrsnfl says: Jan 1, 2012 9:00 AM

    The “new” QBs are going to be those “freak” athletes that are big AND can run the ball.

  2. trbowman says: Jan 1, 2012 9:43 AM

    “The “new” QBs are going to be those “freak” athletes that are big AND can run the ball.”

    Outside of Newton, who fits that description?

    Also, Griffin isn’t big.

  3. abninf says: Jan 1, 2012 9:46 AM

    He will be more successful than Luck. Unless he goes to the Redskins.

  4. sizvampire55 says: Jan 1, 2012 9:53 AM

    Come on 3yrsnfl, don’t let Camy Newton make you forget about Vince Young and Jamarcus Russell.

  5. dd393 says: Jan 1, 2012 10:12 AM

    Agents are clamoring for their percentage of Griffin’s contract.

  6. reggiejordan23 says: Jan 1, 2012 10:41 AM

    Really? You brought up jamarcus and VY ? Cam is nothing like them by far sir..those guys lacked confidence and motivation..have you seen cam ? Do you follow football ? rlly? this guy is out to prove people like you wrong and smile while he’s doing so. as for RG3 only time will tell

  7. logic4sale says: Jan 1, 2012 10:50 AM

    I BELIEVE what 3yrsnfl was attempting to say is that an athletic QB who has the ability to run AND throw the ball accurately is the new standard at QB. This IS something new that has been brought to people’s attention VIA Cam Newton but let’s be real, we’ve seen this since Steve Young, and more recently Vick and McNabb. Granted, Vick and McNabb’s accuracy have always been in question, not that Cam Newton’s is also in question. The reality is Cam (and coaches) have embraced his rushing ability where as Vick and McNabb were trying to be more like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers because that was what was expected. Today’s NFL is always looking for “game changers” and this type of QB is that game changer. Tebow (not a fan) has also used his rushing ability to benefit his team and we all know he isn’t a great passer. Yet look at the results his rushing ability has brought fourth. And @ sizvampire55, Vince Young was a Pro Bowler his rookie year and led his team to the playoffs, Jamarcus Russell just never showed up… both great athletes, both had the same problem… LAZINESS. All the talent, none of the work ethic. Anyway, all that was exactly what 3yrsnfl was saying… well, maybe not.

  8. waltdawg says: Jan 1, 2012 11:17 AM

    SKINS SKINS SKINS SKINS

  9. cas5875 says: Jan 1, 2012 11:50 AM

    Teams will always take a chance on a exciting player.

    You can argue past players success and failures all you want.

    Guys like Newton, Vick, Young and Tebow can actually beat you with their legs. Guys like Rodgers and Roethlisberger may not beat you with their feet but they can hurt you with them.

    Ultimately, for a player like RG3 to be successful, he will need to land on a team that is going to embrace all parts of his game and not try to impose something on him that doesnt fit his skill set.

  10. beastson says: Jan 1, 2012 8:01 PM

    He’s not as big as Newton. Newton is just a freak of an athlete.

  11. yettyskills says: Jan 1, 2012 8:07 PM

    Ummm Luck is big and can run

  12. andyreidisfat says: Jan 1, 2012 9:36 PM

    First, their will be no “new” run on giant running qbs, mostly because cam newton is the only one.

    As far as griffin goes I saw one play in his bowl game that leads me to believe that he is a top 10 pick and will be a good, if not great qb. I think it was 3 down and the center snapped the ball to early rg3 picked up on a bounce and with guys in his face he throws a 8 yard strike for a first down. This play showed the poise and control that this young man plays with. Some team is going to get a great young player.

    Oh and for cam fans , let’s not crown him just yet. His accuracy this season has been awful and I don’t care how big you if you run like he does from the qb position you are going to get hurt, same goes for tebow. My guess is next season you see teams load the box on both these guys and force them to throw every play, you already seen it with tebow.

  13. rajbais says: Jan 1, 2012 11:13 PM

    RG3, take my advice: stay away from Rosenhaus!!!!

  14. gmen1987 says: Jan 2, 2012 9:43 AM

    andyreidisfat says: Jan 1, 2012 9:36 PM

    First, their will be no “new” run on giant running qbs, mostly because cam newton is the only one.

    As far as griffin goes I saw one play in his bowl game that leads me to believe that he is a top 10 pick and will be a good, if not great qb. I think it was 3 down and the center snapped the ball to early rg3 picked up on a bounce and with guys in his face he throws a 8 yard strike for a first down. This play showed the poise and control that this young man plays with. Some team is going to get a great young player.

    Oh and for cam fans , let’s not crown him just yet. His accuracy this season has been awful and I don’t care how big you if you run like he does from the qb position you are going to get hurt, same goes for tebow. My guess is next season you see teams load the box on both these guys and force them to throw every play, you already seen it with tebow.

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    How many times have we heard that a college QB is going to be a great NFL QB because of one play in a bowl game? Vince Young, Matt Leinart anyone?

    Lots of questions with RGIII including his size and level (or lack there of) of defenses in the Big 12.

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