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RG3 trademarks name, 'Unbelievably Believable' tag

There's no lack of gushing over the potential greatness of Robert Griffin III.

When the rookie quarterback speaks, he entertains. RG3 is affable and self-deprecating, yet seemingly aware of the decades-long void he's being asked to fill as the starting passer of the Washington Redskins.

Our nation's capital clearly believes in the young man, and we're gaining a sense of just how confident Griffin is about his own success: Confident enough to trademark himself.

Following the draft, RG3 hired an attorney and generated an LLC, entitled "Thr3escompany." (Tough break, Mr. Roper.)

The former Baylor quarterback also filed trademark applications for "RGIII," "RG3," "Robert Griffin III" and the phrase "Unbelievably Believable," according to USA TODAY.

There's wisdom to this: It prevents mom-and-pop shops and street vendors from using the RG3 brand on gear outside FedEx Field and beyond. 

No word on any pending Kirk Cousins trademarks -- probably right around the corner.

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