WASHINGTON — WWE superstar Luke Harper is a Redskins fan, and from his radio interview with Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan, it appears he follows them closely on the road.
“It’s been a pretty rough existence the past couple years since RGIII went on his run to the playoffs and got hurt,” he said. “And ever since then, it’s been sad.”
Harper believes Griffin deserves one more shot to prove himself as a franchise quarterback this season, albeit while being kept on a short leash.
“I’m a big Robert Griffin fan,” he said. “I have to believe, though, this is his last chance. If he can’t do it this year — if he can’t do in the first six games — I think it’s time to go. With that said also, if that happens, the franchise is in a lot of trouble because I don’t see Kirk Cousins being the savior.”
Harper really doesn’t believe in Cousins.
“He completes a lot of passes,” he said, “but a lot of them are to the wrong team. So if he can fix that, then maybe we’re talking about something. He either looks like a Pro Bowl quarterback, or he looks like a third-stringer. And we need a little consistency there at that position.”
Harper, a member of the wrestling faction the Wyatt family, looks at his jettison to fame as an example of why the Redskins should — against the grain of the NFL — return to good old-fashioned smash-mouth football.
“I don’t know why they don’t just give the ball to Alfred Morris 150 times,” he said. “Much like the Wyatt family, we were always told that we couldn’t compete in the world of sports entertainment; we don’t look like anyone, we don’t act like anyone, we don’t think like anyone. So if we worked, why can’t an old-school approach to football work?”
Listen to the full interview below.