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Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon Should Settle Down on Comparing Peyton Manning to Robert Griffin III


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There’s no question what Robert Griffin III accomplished as a rookie in 2012 was nothing short of phenominal as he did the unthinkable by leading the Washington Redskins to a a surprise playoff run and clinching the NFC East. Sure, RGIII has the potential to emerge into one of the league’s next top quarterbacks, but to compare him to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning this early in his career is a little ridiculous.

Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon recently discussed how he believes Griffin can be just as good as Manning and even went on to state how RGIII may have the advantage since he’s capable of being even more dangerous with his legs. Obviously, Garcon makes a great point considering Manning has never been known to use his legs to move the ball, but it’s way too early to make this type of comparison.

If anything, Griffin has plenty to prove in his second season in Washington now that he’s recovering from a torn ACL suffered last postseason. Griffin may be on pace to be back on the field for Week 1, but there’s no telling what to expect from him and his legs on offense.

Give it a few more years before any comparisons are made between Manning and Griffin considering one already has a spot in Canton down the road and the other one still needs to prove that he’s not just a one-year wonder in the NFL.

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