And the Lord said unto his flock in Washington, “Take this young man, this impossibly gifted quarterback, and watch him hoist your moribund franchise upon his shoulders and into the playoffs.” And lo, it was good. Sweet Jesus, was it good. And then RG3's greedy head coach ran him into the ground and blew out his knee. But now the young quarterback has returned, and his followers are ready to rejoice again. But lo, they're terrified. Sweet Jesus, are they terrified. It's the blessing and the curse of Robert Griffin III, the joy that could turn to agony at any moment. People, can we get an amen?
Late last year, we at GQ compiled a list of the eighteen dumbest decisions in sports and, if we had to do it all over again, Drew Magary is betting that Redskins head tanner Mike Shanahan's decision to leave a handicapped Robert Griffin III in a playoff game just long enough to have his knee blown apart would rank pretty high on the list.