Robert Griffin III, widely expected to be taken No. 2 overall by the Washington Redskins in next week’s NFL draft, says he expects to be "the face of a franchise."
The 22-year-old Baylor standout and Heisman Trophy winner made the comments in an interview with The Washington Post Sunday.
"After the draft — because that’s really when life starts for the rookies — I’m excited to meet my new team, new coaches, get in a new city, figure out where I’m gonna live, figure out what the culture of that city is," said Griffin, who graduated from Baylor University with a degree in political science.
"I’m possibly gonna be a top two pick and gonna be the face of a franchise," he said, adding, "it’s been a great ride, I’m really excited about the future."
Asked what his goals were for next season, Griffin stressed he wanted to make the team that drafts him better.
"One of the goals I have is to help the team that drafts me to win more games than it did the previous year," he said.
That team is expected to be the Redskins, who have spent the last two decades looking for a franchise quarterback in pursuit of their first Super Bowl since the 1991/1992 season.