Who is facing more pressure? Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins or Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts who was selected first overall in this year’s NFL Draft.
If you ask former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah who now works for the NFL Network and NFL.com, the answer is RGIII.
Jeremiah, who joined LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on Thursday, hypothesizes the Heisman Trophy winner is in carrying the heavier load because Mike Shanahan has been in place for two seasons in Washington.
The Colts, meanwhile, are starting from scratch. As such, the expectations for Luck are lower.
“When you look at the Colts, I think they completely hit the reset button,” said Jeremiah. “There’s no expectation to win.”
“You’re introducing RGIII into a team that Mike Shanahan has already spent two years building,” he added.
Because the expectations are higher in Washington and Shanahan has been in place for two seasons, Jeremiah also thinks a complete failure by the Redskins this season will lead to a coaching change.
Arrington disagreed, saying as a rookie RGIII would serve to buy Shanahan more time if needed and the expectations would actually be lower.