In their opening game of the 2012 season – playing in the hostile New Orleans Superdome – the Washington Redskins scored 40 points for the first time in seven years and upset record-breaking quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints. The difference between a dreary 2011 season and the next? It can now be summarized with initials: RG3.
I’ve been a football fan for as long as I can remember. I’ve been a Christian even longer. When I had the chance to read about a Christian football player, I couldn’t wait. I was disappointed, however, in the content of this book.
With a title like Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer I expected to read a book about RG3. I thought the book would talk about his roles as an athlete, leader, and believer. I was wrong. While not badly written, this isn’t a book about RG3. It’s a book about the history of NFL drafted quarterbacks. There are sections in the book about RG3, but you could easily cut those and replace them with information about Andrew Luck without having to change more than 25 percent of the book.
With this title I expected an interview with Griffin, his parents, coaches, and teammates. I was looking for new insights into the man, but there’s no original information – just quotes from other sources – and very little of it focuses on the quarterback. If you’re looking for a history of NFL quarterback’s, this is a great book, but if you want info about Robert Griffin III, however, I would tune in to ESPN.
*I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own.