WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The legend of Robert Griffin III continues to grow outside the friendly confines of the Washington metropolitan area, and while the confidence he exudes gives the feeling that his potential is limitless, at least one NFL broadcaster actually believes RGIII could some day be sitting in the Oval Office, like as the President.
Mitch Holthus, the “Voice of the Chiefs” and all-around legend in Kansas City, said as much to Grant Paulsen and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan on Friday.
“Now I love RGIII. Love him. Loved him at Baylor,” Holthus said. “I’ll just give you a quick story. My son coached football in Texas for a while, now he’s back in Kansas City. In his first game in Texas, they played Copperas Cove, he was at Belton. And he texts me, and he said ‘Dad, I’ve just seen the best athlete ever in my life.’ Well it was RGIII in his senior year at Copperas Cove. Love him. Love his intelligence.”
“He could be President of the United States some day,” he added.
In case there’s any concern of love lost for RGIII in his hometown, there hasn’t been.
After a quick Google search, it appears as though 1660 AM KRZI in Waco, Tx., home to Baylor University, will continue to broadcast Redskins games through the 2013 NFL season.
Waco is some 70 miles outside of Copperas Cove. Even stranger, Waco is positioned a mere 95 miles from downtown Dallas.
Outside of predicting future presidential elections, Holthus would go on to say teams are putting in the necessary effort to gameplan against RGIII, including the Chiefs, who come to Washington in week fourteen.
“It’s easier said than done, but I do think teams are starting to figure out what they want to do in defending him,” Holthus said.
“We hired a guy that, that’s basically all he’s really working on in the spread game offense and defense, and that’s Brad Childress, who’s a former head coach,” he said. “So it’s a point of emphasis around the league, and I think the Chiefs, I’d be surprised if they get gashed.”
You can hear the presidential talk, and the full interview below.