WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- From all the off the field buildup surrounding Robert Griffin III, you would think it was HIM, and not Andrew Luck, who NFL experts are calling the greatest prospect since John Elway.
The Indiana Business Journal takes a good look at both rookie quarterbacks and their off the field habits. Some highlights from the article include:
*Luck has apparently been focusing on graduating from Stanford.
*Indianapolis sports marketer David Morton says this about Andrew Luck: "He needs to
be selective and learn to say 'no.' A lot
of athletes have worn out their welcome by becoming a pitchman just
because they're a high draft choice.
[Luck] needs to be very strategic, deliberate and cautious in his
I think that's what you're seeing."
*In a recent football card show, the highest-priced Griffin card went for $1,000. The highest priced Luck card went for $540.
My spin: Luck is boring with the media and doesn't necessarily want attention -- rumor has it, the Colts quarterback doesn't watch cable television. I think he's going to become the Tim Duncan of the NFL. He isn't going to have the prettiest highlights, or say anything buzz-worthy off the field. But he will produce, year after year.
Another reason for Griffin's high approval rating so far: The Redskins and Washington D.C. have been craving a quarterback since Luck was in elementary school. On the other hand, Colts fans have to worry about Luck living up to Peyton Manning's legend. The excitement levels amongst the fan bases are not even close to being the same.