Griffin, speaking with WJLA-TV, maintained that he’s not only the best quarterback on the team — he’s also the best in the NFL, though even he concedes it’s more of a nod to his competitive nature than reality.
“I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league, and I have to go out and show that,” he told the station. “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.”
Griffin remains the Redskins’ starting quarterback after two trying years following a dream rookie season. In 2013, Griffin was returning from multiple torn ligaments in his knee but played the first 13 games before being removed from the lineup. Last season he dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 and missed six games. Upon his return, he was benched after three games, only to get the job back following an injury to Colt McCoy.
That led to numerous stories about Griffin’s flaws and future in Washington. But the Redskins named him the starter in late January, and the coaches have been pleased with his progress this summer.
Griffin has drawn criticism in the past for certain comments, but he’s been a more muted version of himself since the spring. What he won’t change is his outlook on himself or his approach.
Can we please drug test this awful QB, he isn’t even the best QB on his team let alone in the league… It’s nice to have that confidence, but you know who doesn’t say they are the best QB in the league? The best QB’s in the league… Shut up RGIII and lets end your career once and for all…