The representative held RG3's jersey and shoes from Monday night's game in a plastic bag and said they'd be put on display in Canton. Griffin broke Cam Newton's NFL rushing record for a rookie quarterback against the New York Giants that night. He now has 714 yards with four games left. One thousand yards is within reach.
"Any positive record that you break holds meaning to you," Griffin said. "I think I was more happy when Alfred (Morris) broke the 1,000-yard rushing mark."
The Hall of Fame collects watershed items all the time, so it's no surprise it took Griffin's gear. The presenter himself was the oddity. He wore a black suit with a red shirt and tie and white gloves. Griffin's items already were secured in a plastic bag. He seemed ready to ask RG3 to turn his head and cough.
Newton's record didn't last an entire year. Can Griffin post a number that will last longer? Probably, considering both Griffin and Newton were better prospects than anyone in the 2013 class.