He could have been one of those quarterbacks with the rare combination of speed and arm strength.
Griffin once broke Texas’ state records for the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles.
He also ran the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds after spending four seasons at Baylor.
These results made it more plausible for him to race a hawk in the 40.
Here’s the video because you have to see it to believe it.
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) just raced a hawk in the 40 … and may have actually won 👀
"I think the Cowboys just called me."pic.twitter.com/COxx2GQnnU
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 12, 2022
Sports Illustrated tweeted, “Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) just raced a hawk in the 40 … and may have actually won. ‘I think the Cowboys just called me.'”
It was a close race, and Griffin might have edged the hawk at the end.
Griffin was a Lumen Field as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown crew for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.
Mind you, he had a photo-finish win over the hawk while wearing formal clothes.
Imagine how fast he could be while wearing a tracksuit.
Meanwhile, his comment about the Dallas Cowboys “calling” him is due to Dak Prescott‘s thumb injury that may sideline him for six to eight weeks.
Cooper Rush will take over from Prescott as he undergoes surgery.
A Quick Glance At Griffin’s NFL Career
Griffin won the 2012 Offensive Player of the Year Award after finishing with 3,200 passing yards, 815 rushing yards, and 27 total touchdowns.
He was also named to his lone Pro Bowl appearance in the same year.
A year later, he had a career-best 3,203 yards to go with 16 touchdowns.
Aside from playing for the then-Washington Redskins, he also suited up for the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens.
Griffin finished his NFL career with 799 completing, 9,271 passing yards, 1,809 rushing yards, and 53 touchdowns.