It has been a rumor around College Football since his Alamo Bowl performance that Robert Griffin III was going to go pro. It only made sense since he won the Heisman Trophy and had an outstanding performance in his bowl game. However there were still some people, mostly Baylor fans and alumni, who believed he would return to Waco for a swan song.
My big question would be – why? What does he have to gain or prove by staying another year? His mettle has been tested and he is a proven winner. Thankfully the rumor was put to rest when “RG3″ as he has been officially dubbed, decided to announce his intentions today in a mid day press conference. He announced what most people suspected; he was going pro. Don’t you know Big XII defensive coordinators around the country rejoiced! He was one of the most exciting and electric players in college football this past season, and absolutely one of the hardest for a defense to contain.
Now defenses will have one less “all world” player to worry about in the Big XII next year. But that doesn’t mean that Baylor will fall off the face of the earth. Baylor has a solid team and will still be a thorn in a lot of people’s sides next season. Baylor has a great coach in Art Briles and a lot of returning and experienced players. I am sure everyone at Baylor will be thrilled for “RG3″ because he is the most exciting player to come out of Baylor since Mike Singletary. Maybe the most exciting of all time Baylor History. His stellar play put Baylor in the “big leagues” when he became their first Heisman Trophy winner. An eight win season didn’t hurt either.
Good Luck Robert. Here’s hoping you will find the same success at the next level. You are a quality guy and a great role model for kids. We also trust you will add the same spark to some lucky team in the NFL as you did for the Baylor Bears.