So I don't know if any of you compete in or follow Track and Field, but I'm a big T&F advocate. If you do, then you've known all about RGIII for awhile. He was one hell of a hurdler prospect coming out of high school. He set Texas state records in the 110m and 300m hurdles (2nd fastest high school all time). He graduated High School a semester early and joined the Baylor track and field team and competed in US Olympic Trials that summer in the 400m hurdles where he made it all the way to semifinals. He went on with life, football and track and this past season he went from nobody to first round QB. Then he saw his draft stock elevate further and further all the way #2 pick. He seemed to pick football over track. He could probably make this olympic track and field team if he wanted to, but he took his football talents to our nation's capital. He had a decision to make between track and football. But there's a risk to Track, he'd go back to school if he didn't make the team and could see his football stock drop far. Track and Field doesn't give you near the stability of an NFL career unless you're Usain Bolt. RGIII watched Olympic Trials, he's still a track athlete at heart keeping his options open. He hasn't actually picked football or track. He's just picked football for now. If he doesn't work out well in Washington he'll just go back to hurdling, with a good chunk of change. I don't know about you but if I sold the farm for a potential franchise QB I'd atleast want him committed to the sport of Football, which RGIII isn't. He potentially has 10 more years and 2 more olympic teams as a backup plan. It's not really a back up plan though. It's just a later plan unless of course he turns into an NFL superstar then goes out the window. Now I'd probably do the same thing if I were as talented as him, I'd keep my options open. NFL quarterbacks and 400m hurdlers can have long careers. So if one career doesn't work out, you can go back to the other with enough money to retire. The reason I bring this up is because RGIII could potentially be the biggest bust at QB ever. Just imagine if he sucked for a couple years, then just
hurdled walked away and went pro in another sport.... Let's say he's a 5th 6th or 7th round pick. What sport do you think he'd be playing? Is he in the NFL because he absolutely wants to be over anything or is he because he can be? What is his heart really in? Does he really want to succeed as an NFL QB above all else?
Washington's newly anointed franchise QB has tons of potential, but you can't deny an extremely high bust meter.