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TopekaRoy
12-28-2011, 06:37 PM
I just saw a post from Pojote that said "Now they are saying RGIII might stay in school" so I did some research and thought this might deserve it's own thread.

I guess "they" is some guy named Tony Pauline who tweeted

Also- as of today the word is Robert Griffin III/Baylor & Landry Jones/Oklahoma will also return to school. Could change, still interesting

source (http://twitter.com/#%21/TonyPauline/status/149894380013096961)ProFootballZone.com has picked up the story and ran with it ...

Report: Robert Griffin III And Landry Jones Might Stay in School

According to Tony Pauline of SI.com (http://twitter.com/#%21/TonyPauline/status/149894380013096961), both Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and Oklahoma’s Landry Jones are leaning towards following in the footsteps of USC’s Matt Barkley by remaining in school for their senior season.

read more (http://profootballzone.com/nfl/report-robert-griffin-iii-and-landry-jones-are-leaning-towards-staying-in-school/)
This was supposed to be the deepest QB draft in a long time, but it appears other QBs are assuming Andrew Luck will be the first pick and don't want to go 2nd.

They have until January 15 to make a final decision so who knows what will happen at this point, but this could change everything.

okikcfan
12-28-2011, 07:45 PM
A friend of mine ran into Landry Jones while shopping at Target in Norman, Ok. just before Christmas and he stated no decision would be made until after the bowl game. Not that he can't change his mind or anything....

#58ChiefsFan
12-28-2011, 09:13 PM
RG3 was on espn today and said he had not made a choice either and that it most likely wouldn't come until the deadline. He said he is focused on the game tomorrow and would weigh the options afterward. Not to say he won't return just that a decision hasn't been made.

Jrudi
12-29-2011, 04:40 PM
Think this also might become a trend due to the rookie wage scale.

It used to be so crazy to pass up the amount of money that would potentially be on the table, but now that it is basically set contracts, I think it is more likely we see this trend moving forward.

TopekaRoy
12-29-2011, 07:32 PM
Think this also might become a trend due to the rookie wage scale.

It used to be so crazy to pass up the amount of money that would potentially be on the table, but now that it is basically set contracts, I think it is more likely we see this trend moving forward.
This is true. The money that high draft picks got without ever having played a down was ridiculous and the owners had to do something about it. The veteran payers didn't care too much for it either.

Being the first overall pick will still make you an instant millionaire, but the pay scale drops quickly after that. If a player (like RGIII) feels he can be the 1st pick next year, it makes a lot of sense to stay in school.

Plus you always have that Bachelor's degree to fall back on. :D

wolfpack
12-30-2011, 05:45 PM
only bad thing about staying in school when demand for a QB is high, one knee injury in senior year from going millionare to homeless

TopekaRoy
12-30-2011, 07:56 PM
only bad thing about staying in school when demand for a QB is high, one knee injury in senior year from going millionare to homeless
That actually happens far less often than one might think. Besides, you could always suffer that same injury during any game in your junior year.

If your biggest fear is that you will get injured before you are drafted, you probably shouldn't be playing the game.

Three7s
12-30-2011, 11:12 PM
Jones should go back for another year. He has been incredibly average.

KCdrummer
12-31-2011, 12:16 PM
RGIII is gonna go. What would be better then to leave a heisman winner along with a bowl game win?

Drunker Hillbilly
01-01-2012, 12:25 PM
I'll eat my shoe if he does not leave for the NFL.

OPLookn
01-01-2012, 03:56 PM
RGIII is gonna go. What would be better then to leave a heisman winner along with a bowl game win?

I agree and the commentators said something that made a lot of sense. People come back when there's something to improve. Be it themselves as a player, winning a bowl game or competing for a championship. RG3 is a heismann winner, won't get any better in that. They won the bowl game so that can't be a reason. As for winning a championship let's be honest, Baylor simply won't be competing for a championship next year. He's graduated and is only a junior by eligibility standards. So all the signs are there for him to leave and I'd be floored if he returned.