I know there are a million RG3 threads out there right now, but I thought this question merited its own thread. If not, Mods, I apologize and ask that you take mercy on my poor soul.
In the many different threads that are out there right now, I have read some interesting, baffling, and crazy stuff: people not wanting RG3 on the roster anymore, people wanting to change our entire offensive scheme now, etc.
It got me wondering why people were so happy when RG3 was drafted in the first place. Let's face it, this board was hysterical with excitement when it was announced that we moved up to the second spot in the draft, never mind on draft night when the pick was officially announced. Most members of this board, not all I grant you, but the vast majority of this board wanted RG3 more than Luck. There had to be a reason why people wanted RG3 so much.
So I am asking, what was your reason for wanting RG3 to be the QB for the Washington Redskins? If you didn't want him, what were your hang-ups on him? What, if anything, about your thoughts on him as a player have changed since last Spring?
I don't want this to be a Negative Nancy thread, if anything, I'm hoping that by remembering and discussing our excitement from last March/April, some of us might be able to clear our heads of all of the doom and gloom and focus on brighter days to come.
I was excited about RG3 being the Redskins' QB because of how dynamic he is as a player. His speed, agility, accuracy, deep ball, and intelligence all made him the coveted player he was/is. We had needed a franchise QB for decades, and not only did it appear we were going to get one, but we were going to get possibly one of the greatest to ever play. He was going to make games exciting, must see, even for non-Skins fans. I felt he was going to make us a legitimate contender. With all that said, I still believe every bit of it!