Last week ESPN’s Ron Jaworski ranked Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III as the 13th best at the position entering the 2013 season.
His low ranking of No. 10 sparked a widespread debate across the country especially after saying he “rarely” places rookies so high on his quarterback big board. Not only was his recommendation for 12 others higher, but he has two fellow 2012 draft classmates ahead of him.
As the discussion rages on over his ESPN placement, Athlon Sports jumped in on the fun and have ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks a week shy of training camp’s opening.
In a move that will continue to stoke the fire, the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year once again finds himself slighted in the rankings at 11.
Despite the fact that the NFC East guarantees a do-or-die, Week 17 matchup annually, the division was unanimously selected as the fifth best(?) in the league.
Breaking news—the Washington Redskins aren’t part of the “problem”.
Okay so maybe that isn’t a fresh nugget of information, but the Redskins were the only NFC East team to secure a playoff berth last year and have some of the best young talent in the NFL.
Athlon Sports though, doesn’t see the quarterback play in the division (to include the best backup in all the land) as anything short of elite status.
Eli Manning (five), Tony Romo (10) and Robert Griffin III (11) form the only division trio to rank within the top 12.
Now before to collective head scratching as to how a quarterback who is 0-2 in head-to-head matchups against Griffin III commences, I do want to throw this little tidbit out there.
In 13 career games against the Redskins, Romo has thrown 13 interceptions—including three in the Redskins’ 28-18 Week 17 division clinching victory last year.
What are YOUR thoughts on Griffin III’s placement on both lists? Do you think he is really only the third best quarterback in the NFC East?
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