The two have similar playing styles, and two very different pasts — but rookie senstation and newest member of the Washington Redskins, quarterback Robert Griffin III, has an incredibly high opinion of Michael Vick.
During an interview with NFL Network, RG3 sung high praises for Vick, and especially his return to the NFL.
“He’s a real guy, he made a mistake, he owned up to it, came back out, made the best of his situation, and he got his second chance and made the most of it. I think a lot of guys can really relate to that, maybe not going to prison and things of that nature, but just the fact that he’s real, he made a mistake and he’s working hard now, which he wishes he would have done from the beginning.”
For those who watched any Baylor football, RG3’s respectful comments are no surprise. The kid is all class and for someone who is going to be playing Vick twice a year — he’s off to a good start. The two are going to be featured on multiple marquee match-ups in the upcoming seasons, and with Griffin III taking the high road, it will be interesting to see how Vick responds.
As Sheil Kapadia of Philly.com noted, Vick seems to have an immense amount of respect from his peers, despite his past. It is some sort of paradox, as most fans around the NFL outside of Philadelphia hate him, but his fellow players adore him. RG3 may still be playing the role of the rookie who is star-struck, but his comments hold more water than most would think.
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