RG3 says he considers himself “the best quarterback in the league”

AP

Football players need to be supremely confident in order to have a chance to be successful. However, they don’t need to be completely candid about their supreme confidence.

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has chosen to be completely candid about his supreme confidence, providing the football-following world with more evidence suggesting once again that perhaps Griffin doesn’t get it.

“I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league, and I have to go out and show that,” Griffin told WJLA-TV, via ESPN.com. “Any athlete at any level, if they concede to someone else, they’re not a top competitor, they’re not trying to be the best that they can be.

“There’s guys in this league that have done way more than me. But I still view myself as the best because that’s what I work toward every single day.”

If he truly feels that way, he’s the only one who does. And even if that’s his Stuart Smalley/Dwight Schrute strategy for getting himself in the right mindset to perform, it’s probably not a great idea to share that with the world.

Curiously, the supreme confidence also has been blended with rank indifference when it comes to backing up his belief in himself.

“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,” Griffin said.

So, basically, Griffin sees himself as the best quarterback in the league in order to compete with the best, but he doesn’t care whether he successfully can compete with the best.

Yes, some inner monologues should never become part of a dialogue.

171 responses to “RG3 says he considers himself “the best quarterback in the league”

  1. He’s got a point. Not many QBs can play so badly, get their head coaches fired, yet still be back as starting QB….again and again. That’s something!

  2. I’m watching family guy football episode now and he wouldn’t even be the best Griffin QB on this show

  3. He might not even be the 6th best quarterback in the 2012 draft.
    Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson, Nick Foles and even Kirk Cousins are all better than RGme.

  4. I like how he speaks for “top competitors”. Last I checked, a “top competitor” can easily acknowledge that he is as yet far from the best…the goal is to STRIVE to be the best and to NOT ACCEPT anything less than the best (and even then, strive for more). He doesn’t have to be openly delusional though.

  5. Go run track if you want to base winning or losing solely off of athleticism.

    In the NFL it’s your head that separates you from the crowd, given that you have enough overall talent, coupled with being durable long enough to succeed.

    RGIII has shown he doesn’t have the head of a top flight QB, he uses his crutch, athleticism to create his success. But he hasn’t had much of that lately, much of that due to his reduced athleticism since the knee injuries, which also has showcased he isn’t very durable.

    Best QB in the league… rofl. He’s not even the most athletic… not anymore, if he ever was to begin with.

  6. He’s not even the best in the CFL or Arena league. The only reason he is still there is because they mortgaged the future for him.

  7. Maybe the best clipboard holder? He probably would get injured doing that too.

    Didn’t he get hurt just being in the IR also?

    Seriously, this guy needs to change his name from RG3 to BUST.

  8. Yeah, thinks he’s so good, he might be the first NFL player in history to get suspended for not violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

  9. Lol I didn’t know Robert was a comedian; when your own GM says he know his on team won’t be good that’s pretty much a shot at each player on the team #GoBroncos

  10. You’d think after several years of experience he’d realize humility and a way to make it about the team and not him.

  11. Given a lot of sports media guys are former athletes at the HS or college level – it’s likely he wasn’t even the best QB at the press conference.

  12. He should try deflating the football a little. If he gets caught he can cry like a school girl and have his lawyers take care of the mess.

  13. This can only mean that next year some team is going to pick up “the best quarterback in the league” at the best possible price.

  14. He never said what league he could mean the cfl or whatever they call the local semi pro leagues. Maybe he Gino Smith, EJ manual and Johnny football formed their own league?

  15. Too bad already too many concussions, one more and he’ll be the best Q.B. in NFL history

  16. Gosh, I don’t understand all of the hate. Nothing wrong with believing in yourself as long as you can acknowledge your faults. Think about all the kids playing little league football right now, less than 1% of them will turn pro.

    The uber confidence is what seperates us from most professional players. None of them got to where they are by thinking, “yeah, I know I’m like the 15th best QB/RB/etc.” Confidence will convey itself in your actions.

    That’s what’s wrong with ppl these days. They have little confidence in themselves and are content with mediocre.

  17. He’s the worst qb in the division, and that includes a guy who hasn’t played in two years due to multiple knee injuries, and Tim Tebow. Maybe not Tebow. I don’t know.

  18. He may have been in contention at one point.

    But take it from someone who’s had his ACL reconstructed more than once.

    There is no way in hell he’s close to the best anymore.

    I appreciate the confidence. You want that from a team leader. But reality is going to be painting a much different picture for RGIII once the regular season starts.

  19. Most ‘Skins fan are sick of this guy and the way this team is run. Everyone I know has boycotted going to the games and purchasing merchandise. It has nothing to do with the name. Everything to do with the product. Apathy is setting in and listening to this guy talk is not helping.

  20. heybackatyou says: “He might not even be the 6th best quarterback in the 2012 draft. Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson, Nick Foles and even Kirk Cousins are all better than RGme.”

    I agree. But I’d also put Brock Osweiler on that list, but he never gets to play because 5-head won’t let him. But, I have to admit, dude was surgical in the preseason against my Seahawks.

  21. I must admit I think this is the limit for me. I have been a big fan of RGIII even since he came into the league. Had a lot of sympathy for him as a lot of people trashed him unfairly the last few years. People forget that he is a young man (imagine what you were like at his age) navigating a tough environment. He appears to be a good and decent kid. But I now understand a bit of Jay Gruden’s frustration with him. Just focus on your game and refrain from the media. I understand the need to maintain and have confidence in what you are doing. I just can’t understand why he can’t grasp that if you live in glass house as an NFL quarterback, don’t throw stones. I really hope I am wrong but RGIII, unless you have 4,000 yards, 27TD’s this season, I am and most of Redskin nation will be done with you.

  22. I’m gob-smacked by how clueless the Great Gimmick truly is. Just when he was being quiet and keeping his precious self-love to himself, he fills the month of August with more delicious reasons for a kickstarter campaign to pay for someone to cheap shot him in the face.

  23. How dare some one compares him to Bridgewater. Teddy will win more Super Bowl than Rodgers, while Griffin won’t even get a sniff of it. LOL!!

  24. arianil985 says:
    Aug 17, 2015 6:24 Pm
    He’s better than my guy Bridgewater but that’s about it.
    …………………
    As a Packard you should know your guy is Aaron Rodgers. He’s a fine QB and you should be proud of him.

  25. Lol at RGKnee thinking he’s even in the same class as guys like Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco, let alone the top tier elite class of Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Teddy Bridgewater.

  26. He should be traded to the Vikings, delusional thinking and statements of greatness with no trophies to back it up are par for the course in the land of 10,000 Lakes, 4 Superbowl losses and another 5 loses in the NFC Championship games.

  27. Wow didn’t even take 2 weeks into the preseason schedule for this hot mess to start. He needs to be breathslzyed, drug tested and go through the concussion protocol. Or did 25 QVs retire and I missed it?

  28. He’s likely better than RGI and RGII. Perhaps that’s the team of which he speaks or is it gloats.

  29. I understand where he is coming from, I view myself as one of Fantasy Footballs all time great owners, despite coming in seventh last year on an eight league.

  30. Oh gee what are the odds ,another athlete that considers himself to be the best not exactly a hotbed for humility the sporting world .

  31. You don’t hear any of the guys consistently touted as the best QB in the league (Brady, Rodgers, Luck, Manning) actually saying “I’m the best QB in the league,” so perhaps RGIII ought to take some lessons from the guys who managed to do what he hasn’t even come close to doing yet. In other words, shut up, show what you can do, and then we’ll listen to what you have to say.

  32. Give the kid a chance. A lot of people think Andrew Luck is the best QB in the NFL, but half the GMs and scouts had RG3 rated higher coming out of college. These guys get paid a lot of money for their expertise. I’m not ready to call half the GMs incompetent. RG3 is still a pup. Could go on to have a great career, like Drew Brees did.

  33. I laughed so hard I pooped in my pants…and they’re hanging on a chair in the next room.

  34. Whatever, he’s not even the best QB in the league with the name Robert Griffen. There’s a back-up in New Orleans with the same name that has better mechanics.

  35. Colt McCoy is better than rg3 on the skins. At least colt can go thru the progression and throw at the right read. Won’t be the best throw but at least he goes at the right target.

  36. I mean….does this guy not have a media handler? Or a filter??? Its the NFL. The Washington *name redacted*s make hundreds of millions, I’m sure. Someone hire him a guy. Yesterday.

  37. RG1000 is too small to stay in the pocket and you just can’t run too the side lines forever not to mention he is INJURY PRONE!! also because of his size. Just ask Vick

  38. You guys are kind of harsh. Would you prefer he said he was mediocre at best? I want my football players to think there King Kong at this point in the season and can climb the Empire State building if nessary to win. These guys are the very best at what they do and he is an NFL Quarterback. He may not be the best, but at least he is aproaching this season like he is. If doubt and loss are in his mind at this point, why try to improve? Not a fan of RGIII, but love his attitude at this point.

  39. I’ve had a sinus infection for the last week and really haven’t felt well for almost 2 weeks. But, I actually feel pretty good right now. I guess laughter really is the best medicine. Thanks RGIII!

  40. What a ridiculous comment. He decorates close to the bottom of the league for QB’s. What has he done???
    He wins the prize for the ugliest QB in the league.

  41. Lol at RGKnee thinking he’s even in the same class as guys like Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco, let alone the top tier elite class of Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Teddy Bridgewater.

    __________________________________

    “top tier elite class” and Teddy Bridgewater LMAO

    You and RG3 need your own Comedy Central special.

  42. I’m not a Redskins fan and I’m not an RG fan, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  43. input88 says:
    Aug 17, 2015 6:53 PM
    Gosh, I don’t understand all of the hate. Nothing wrong with believing in yourself as long as you can acknowledge your faults. Think about all the kids playing little league football right now, less than 1% of them will turn pro.

    The uber confidence is what seperates us from most professional players. None of them got to where they are by thinking, “yeah, I know I’m like the 15th best QB/RB/etc.” Confidence will convey itself in your actions.

    That’s what’s wrong with ppl these days. They have little confidence in themselves and are content with mediocre.

    I hear ya man .
    I mostly like what I hear from Robert. He seems to be intelligent and thoughtful, but he’s still young so he’s going to say dumb stuff now and then.
    Here’s the rub.
    There seemed to be a contingent early on that had RGIII (perfect media & Madden name, right?) in the HOF while still in college. By now it should be evident to anyone with a basic understanding of pro football that these runaround guys have too hard a time staying on the field.
    There will still be a contingent that continues to rank him highly for reasons having nothing to do with football.

    Before we pronounce someone HOF material, maybe we should give them a chance to prove it or prove otherwise. Much like athleticism. Ego can only take you so far

  44. Bhhhahhahhahhhahhahahhahhhahhahhhhaaaaaaa

    Did he mean best QB at being terrible??

    If Mediocrity is your Goal then you are the best!

    RGKnee, keep yours goals low and you can always achieve them. Its the Washington Teams way!

    #ICWT

  45. …And I still think I could pass for 25… With some help from covergirl of course!

    Anyhoo, linemen all over the NFL have just drawn a huge target on his back… Good Luck wit that RGIII…..

  46. There may be some mental health issue involved. Certain delusional conditions can occur to the point where he seriously does believe that he is the greatest (maybe of all time). While it is generally good to have a healthy ego, the delusional aspect of RG3 may be such that he needs some sort of treatment from a mental health professional. This sort of behavior is not normal. In prior years he would refer to himself in the third person which is also a giveaway that he may have “issues”.

  47. So that’s two NFC East QB’s that should have a random drug test waiting for them in their locker today:

    RG3: I’m the best QB in the NFL
    Eli Manning: I want to be the highest paid player in the NFL

    No words

  48. thank god my team doesn’t have this loser…seriously? Your numbers are horrible, you have no leadership, your teammates and coaches cant stand you and you finish last every year.

    oh wait…what am I thinking? you are the greatest to ever play the game…..LOL>

    I see a major implosion again for this team and a last place finish at 3-13.

  49. jmc8888 says:
    Aug 17, 2015 6:25 PM

    Go run track if you want to base winning or losing solely off of athleticism.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I understand your point, but as a track coach I can tell you first hand that even a physically superior track athlete still needs to use their head and some strategy to be completely successful and dominant in their sport.

    It never comes down to just being the most physically athletic.

  50. “save the NFL; fire Roger Goodell”

    Goodell is just doing his job.if the rules breakers did break the rules then he is a non entity.play fair and you wont get into trouble with him,cheat and you will see his wrath.good for him.

  51. Ask Chris Cooley how good RGMe is. Chris has broken down a TON of tape on Robert showing that he is not even a competent quarterback. Robert CONSTANTLY misses reads and audibles into bad plays. He had one good year because the NFL had not yet figured out how to defend the spread. Unless Robert shuts up and grows up, he will be a career backup (if that).

  52. Typical “millennial” attitude. They don’t understand that you have to achieve something first before declaring yourself as something “special”.

  53. This exposes one of the main reasons for his mediocrity, the great ones always feel that they have some thing to prove , every year, every game.A legend in his own mind….

  54. One day hopefully he will learn what to say in front of the cameras…somethings you don’t say to the world even if you believe them….RG will never learn, hope he has a good season because he is a good kid and the league is better the more good qb it has…..

  55. He considers himself the best in the league!
    He must have received many (Participation Trophy’s)!!

  56. RG need to shut up and go prove he’s the best QB in the nfl hell he needs to prove he’s the best QB on Washington he needs to worry more about that.

  57. The smart comment would have been”My goal is to be the best QB in the league.” Amazing that after the season he had last year, he did not learn that his mouth is causing him almost as much trouble as his inability to make good decisions on the field.

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