Star quarterback Robert Griffin III spoke to Alex Parker following the Redskins last open practice of Training Camp 2015 and a particular comment the QB made has a lot of people talking.
“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. It’s more about going out and affirming that for me, I go out and I play, I know I’m the best quarterback on this team. I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league and I have to go out and show that,” Griffin said. “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.”
Watch the video of the comment above.
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BY CLICKING THE VIDEO TO THE LEFT TITLED RG3 INTERVIEW
During the interview, RGIII also opened up about the game he loves - although he has a more cynical eye nowadays - entering his fourth NFL season.
When asked what he's learned about what it means to play in the NFL - and for the Redskins franchise - Griffin said:
“It's not the game you thought it was when you were a kid dreaming of playing as a professional athlete," he said. "There's more business that goes into it. There's more ruthlessness. More backstabbing than you would expect," he adds. "But at the end of the day, when you put your helmet on, your shoulder pads, your pants, and your cleats and you get to go out there and run around on the field, it's still the same game you played as a kid."
"When I look at it that way, 'I'm like man it’s an honor.'"
Watch the full interview by clicking the video on the left.