Robert Griffin III has made no secret that he’s motivated by competing with Andrew Luck to see who’s the best player in this year’s NFL draft. But Luck doesn’t see it that way.
Luck said in Indianapolis today that he doesn’t view Griffin as a competitor, and for that matter he’s not particularly interested in competing with any individual. He’s just interested in competing with the other 31 teams, once he’s in the NFL, most likely with the Colts.
“The great thing about football, it’s a team game,” Luck said. “It’s a team game. I think Robert’s a great quarterback, a great competitor, a great guy, really easy to get along with. I don’t get motivated by competing against him for something. I think it’s different, not one player versus another by any means.”
It actually makes a lot of sense that Griffin views Luck as competition and Luck doesn’t view Griffin as competition, because Luck is widely viewed as the Colts’ choice. Griffin has to actively prove that he’s better than Luck in order to become the No. 1 overall pick, while Luck just needs to maintain the status quo by saying and doing the right things for the next couple of months. And in the end, Luck is probably going to end up with the Colts, no matter how impressive Griffin is in the next couple of months.