Forbes put together a list of the NFL’s most-liked players, and Robert Griffin III was ranked as the seventh in the league.
Forbes, who used E-Score to rank the players, explained how they narrowed down their list.
“In this case, we’re narrowing the focus to likability and awareness – who do people “like” or “like a lot” among NFL players that register a minimum awareness level of 10% of the public.”
Drew Brees, Aarron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning all came before RGIII on the list. According to Gerry Philpott, the CEO of E-Poll Market Research, the firm behind E-Score, Wilson can thank Griffin for his appearance on the list.
Philpott points out that Wilson probably would have missed the awareness threshold (he wound up sneaking in at 11%) if not for a pair of impressive playoff performances in Washington and Atlanta last January. Beating RG III head-to-head certainly didn’t hurt.
Griffin did beat Andrew Luck, who came in eighth, so he has that going for him. Which is nice.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Get ‘em, G-Wiz.
— G-Wiz (@the_real_Gwiz) October 16, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Trevor Booker, on almost getting carried away admiring a LeBron James dunk:
“I almost jumped out my seat. If you see a good dunk, you’re always impressed.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
— Steven Oleksy (@StevenOleksy) October 16, 2013
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Denard Span needs to work on his swing.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
A John Wall dunk to start your day.
WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
Rangers at Caps, 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. All TV/Radio listings here.