Redskins tickets probably don’t need a lot of help in the marketing department. We’ve all heard the stories about how hard it to find tickets to a Redskins game, the divorce battles over who gets to keep the treasured Redskins tickets and so forth. So the question I’m asking is really two questions. Can RG3 really turn the Washington Redskins around? And does his presence really create a kind of frenzy around Redskins tickets that we haven’t seen before?
The answer to the first question in my opinion is yes, Robert Griffin III will definitely improve the Redskins over time. The only uncertainty about the matter is whether it will happen sooner or later. For evidence of this fact I need only point to the Carolina Panthers who drafted their own highly mobile, super athletic quarterback and turned him loose. Cam Newton made an immediate improvement in the Panthers. I think that RG3 will do the same for the Washington Redskins.
As for the second matter, I think that question has already been answered. Following the secondary tickets market there was an immediate spike in Redskins tickets the moment it was announced that Washington had put themselves into place to draft him. If I was a Redskins fan I wouldn’t worry about Griffin being a failure. I just can’t see that. The challenge will be to provide him opportunities on offense and surround him with enough talent. He doesn’t make Washington a super team just yet but he could down the line. Griffin will rescue this franchise from sub-par play. But it takes more than one player to win a Super Bowl.
I’d also worry about the Colts bypassing luck and drafting Griffin instead. All indications are that won’t happen. But there’s going to be some sweating before that first pick. And in Washington, if the deal goes down, some justified rejoicing. I think you’ve found your quarterback.