There’s plenty of hype surrounding the Washington Redskins heading into the 2012 season now that Robert Griffin III is on board to take over the starting job at quarterback. What’s even more interesting–the former Baylor star will make NFL history before he even takes his first steps on the field during the Redskins first regular game on September 9 against the New Orleans Saints.
Thanks to a new change to NFL rules, players will be allowed to wear Roman numerals on their jerseys for the first time ever during the regular season–which means Griffin will be the first player to ever take advantage of the new rule in the NFL. In fact, it looks like Griffin will be the first player in any of the four major sports leagues to actually wear Roman numerals on the back of his jersey.
Obviously, this has to be quite the honor for a player like RGIII as he represents the Griffin family name. With all of the hype surrounding Griffin after he was selected with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, it’s safe to say that the rookie may also end up with one of the top jersey sales for the 2012 season as well.
Now that he can wear the Roman numerals on his jersey, let’s see if Griffin lives up to all of the hype in Washington.
Dan Parzych is the Director of Content for RantSports.com
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