During an appearance on NFL Network’s NFL AM, Joe Theismann said the Robert Griffin III he saw during Thursday’s OTA session is better than the RGIII of last year. Via Comcast’s Tarik El-Bashir:
“He’s 4½ months removed from the injury, and I visited him on a number of occasions when he was down at Dr. [James] Andrews’ institute,” Theismann said. “I’ve watched him go through the rehabilitation process. And watching him do all the things he had to do [during the OTA session] and the individual drills they set up for him, his movements, his resets, his plant, his delivery, the way the ball comes out, it actually looks better than it did a year ago, to be honest with you.
“He’s a more refined quarterback than he was a year ago.”
It’s not exactly going out on a limb to call a sophomore quarterback more refined that his freshman self, injuries not withstanding. But if there’s one thing RGIII can count on, it’s constant reassuring pixels via Theismann.
On Saturday, the “Joe Theismann shares headlines with superstars” tour took a stop in Florida, when he expressed interest in becoming LeBron James’s agent and turning him into a quarterback.
“I would love to work him out and also serve as his agent,” Theismann told FOX Sports Florida on Saturday. “I’ll go wherever he wants this summer. He could play another four years in the NBA before seriously trying the NFL. … There are not a lot of 38- or 39-year-old basketball players, but there are 38- and 39-year-old quarterbacks, so there’s always time for him.”
He went on to call James “the most tremendous physical specimen in all of sports.” No one tell RGIII.
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