ESPN's Sal Paolantonio says Robert Griffin III's leadership qualities and intangibles are "what sets him apart at age 22 from anybody I've ever covered, anybody I've ever seen in 20 years of covering the National Football League."
While it's true that RGIII's intangibles would mean little if he didn't also possess special physical gifts, it's high praise from a respected former Naval officer. "He could lead men into battle," said SalPal. "And I don't ever say that about football players, because I know what it takes to do that. But he's got IT ... the command, the presence, the charisma, the poise, the generosity of spirit, the personal physical courage, the toughness, the dynamic range of understanding that you have to treat [different personalities] differently if you want to be the leader of a large group of men."