Robert Griffin III is NFL's 7th most likeable player, poll says
(WJLA) - He and his team may be having their struggles through the first half of the 2013 NFL season, but that hasn't precluded Robert Griffin III from being one of the most beloved players in the league.
Washington's 2nd-year quarterback and the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year ranked 7th in a Forbes poll of the most likeable players in the National Football League.
The survey, which was published Monday, grades a players likeability on a player's "E-score," which is gathered and published by California-based E-Poll Market Research.
In total, Griffin found to be either likeable or extremely likeable by 58 percent of the 1,100 people surveyed. The most likeable player in the league, according to the survey, is Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who scored 74 percent of that same vote.
Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson round out the top five. Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts signal caller who was drafted one spot ahead of RG3 in the 2012 draft, drew the same 58 percent score that Griffin did.
On the other hand, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is clearly still battling perception problems in the long wake of his connection to dogfighting. His 53 percent dislike ranking made him the most disliked player in the league.
Other players on that negative list include Ndamukong Suh, Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez and even Tom Brady.