Robert Griffin III Quotes


I like to think I'm pretty smart with what I was able to do academically but whenever I get on the field I turn into the Incredible Hulk and I am unstoppable.

Respect talent. Get respect where respect is due but don't be caught up in yourself where you do things obliviously and not pay attention to what is going on.

I don't play too much into the color game because I don't want to be the best African American quarterback I want to be the best quarterback.

I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don't have to be defined by that.

Last time I checked I was able to throw the ball a little bit.

A lot of people have already labeled me the Savior.

I try to associate myself as just being myself - and being a person an American citizen going out there every day and just trying to be successful.

The mold that everyone is seeing nowadays is kind of the Aaron Rodgers mold - I try to mix and match from the different quarterbacks.

There's something about football that's exciting. The defense is trying to shut you down and you're trying to blow people up.

Whoever I can go out every week and motivate to do better and to try to go after their dreams I'm up for that.

I don't want people to say I'm a solid quarterback. I want to be the best and I'll continually work until I get there.

For me a quarterback's best friend especially a young quarterback's best friend is a coach who believes in him.

Every time you step on the football field in between those lines you're putting your life your career every single ligament in your body in jeopardy.

One thing my dad always told me was he would make sure I always had what he didn't have. He couldn't play basketball because he didn't have tennis shoes - so I had five pairs of tennis shoes.

I'd love to play basketball with the president or throw the football around or something like that.

It's not about talent once you get to the NFL because everyone's got it. It's about being willing to go that extra mile to be the best and that's something that I've always done.

It's believable because great things don't happen without hard work

Hard work pays off - hard work beats talent any day but if you're talented and work hard it's hard to be beat.

The day I think about throwing the ball away at the beginning of a play I should stop playing.

You can be a catalyst for change but change never really entirely happens just because of one guy.

People would say I'm more polished as a passer than Tebow and Cam but I'm not as physical a runner. But I am 6'2 223 and I can throw with the best of them.

You won't see me taking it easy on the Cowboys because I'm from Texas you won't see me cheering for the Cowboys because I'm from Texas. I'll be a Redskin through and through.

You can say whatever you want; it doesn't matter. It doesn't faze me. I'll still go out and do what I have to do whether that's making A's in the classroom or doing well on the field.

No one coaches what to do after three seconds after the quarterback's broken the pocket or he's been in the pocket for five six seconds.

You will find that success in life comes far easier when you maintain a cool head and a warm heart rather than a hot head and cold feet.

I think if you're a good high school player that you have the ability to be a good college football player. If you're a good college football then you have the ability to be a great NFL player.

I'm always studying. I probably wrote the most papers of any college quarterback.

Man I love the 'Lord of the Rings' movies. Some people would say I'm weird for liking those types of movies but they are so cool.

In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.

The Redskins haven't won the division since 1999 and we came in and we did it in one year!

As a quarterback obviously you're going to be put in the forefront whether you like it or not and if you're not then you're not doing your job.

There's just a misconception that comes with being a dual-threat quarterback. You run first throw second. I've proven I throw first and then run if I have to.

Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.

My dad served 21 years and my mom did 13 so through that process they taught me that I always have to give back.

I'm a military kid both parents in the military - Mom did 12 years Dad did 21 served in two wars. So discipline is something that was huge.

I think I'm starting to figure out when I need to get rid of it and when I don't need to.

There's a fine line between playing with fear and then taking bad plays and playing with no fear.

Whatever team you go to you want to have guys who help you be successful there.

People have called me Superman my whole life. In various sports that seems to be the common theme. My favorite superhero is actually the Incredible Hulk. He's the only superhero that can't die.

I hate to talk about myself like that but if I had to straight up tell a head coach or an owner why they should take me it's because I'm the best in everything I've done.

That's the goal. Just to go out and not try to prove anybody wrong but just let your talents speak for themselves.

My parents raised me to not ever look at race or color so it doesn't have a big part in my self-identity.

There's a couple things you don't talk about in life and that's race religion and politics. I try to make sure I don't talk about politics at all.

It's always a lot more fun as a quarterback if you can do things you don't normally get to do. So if I can catch a pass and make a play for the team that's what I'm willing to do.

I don't picture myself as a normal person when I play football and I don't think anyone else pictures me that way as well.

The only reason you get drafted or even looked at by the NFL is because they believe you can play at the next level ... if they believe I can do that you know I believe I can do it.

As long as I can run fast track will always be an option. But right now I'm focused on football because the NFL is knocking on my door and I'm not going to slam it in its face.

Teams are going to try to hit me because they think I can't take a hit. I think I've proven over my career that I can.

I try to go through my reads and then if I have the option to run I do run.

Whenever you can relate to the population of the team that you play for I think it makes it that much more special.

I think I've proven that I'm throw-first and then run if I need to.

I know I'm the No. 1 quarterback for the Washington Redskins and that's all that matters in my heart. That's all I wanted. I wanted a team that wanted me and I found that.

I try to keep my confidence on the charts but I'm a confident guy as well. You've got to be that way. If you don't think that you're the best then you won't perform that way.