RG3 sees Redskins as 'a much, much bigger Baylor,' Luck: 'I realize I'm a rookie'

On Sunday afternoon, Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck will, quite improbably, attempt to move their teams to 2-1 on the young 2012 season. Luck could potentially end Week 3 with a better record than Peyton Manning in Denver and Griffin, who's been a revelation for Redskins fans, will make his home debut in Washington.

Regardless of how things play out for the two talented youngsters , you can all but guarantee that Luck and Griffin will be compared against each other for the duration of their career. The NFL Today spoke with the sensational rookies about their short time in the NFL.

For Griffin, the adjustment's been fairly easy: he looked more pro-ready against the Saints in Week 1 than anyone could've imagined. And he also understands just how much of the Redskins future Washington fans really do attach to him.

"I've always said it's like a much, much bigger Baylor," Griffin told The NFL Today. "Once I got to Baylor I was deemed the savior of that program and it's the same thing here."

Luck's the same way, of course. He has to replace Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, an impossible feat to truly pull off. And Luck understands that.

"I realize I'm a rookie. I'm at the bottom of the totem pole. We've got guys on our roster like Reggie Wayne and Donald Brown who have played a lot of football," Luck said during the feature. "I realize if I haven't proved myself in a game, why should anyone listen to me."

Both of these kids are superstars already, which is impressive given the big-time quarterback talent that's around the NFL these days. But it's not just their talent that has them primed to remain in the limelight for years to come. As evidenced by their words on The NFL Today, it's their attitude as well.

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CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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