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Robert Griffin III Already Amongst Most-Liked Quarterbacks In NFL

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is already one of the most-liked players in the NFL just seven games into his rookie season, according to a poll that evaluated the public’s sentimentality toward players.

Griffin III

Results from Nielsen and E-Poll show that Griffin is the fourth most-liked quarterback in the league with a 56 percent approval rating, ranking behind New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The two market research companies collaborated on a survey intended to uncover the most and least appealing players in the league, according to a report by Forbes.com. Those surveyed were asked to evaluate their opinions, from favorable to unfavorable, on a numeric scale.

Griffin ranked highly because he “plays on a high-profile team, with a lot of good, high-profile rivalries,” said Stephen Master, Nielsen’s senior vice president for sports, according to Forbes.com.

Pittsburgh strong safety Troy Polamalu ranked as the most-liked player in the study with a 62 percent rating. Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was considered the least-likely player with a 19 percent rating.

Seven quarterback, including Dallas’ Tony Romo and Philadelphia’s Michael Vick, were ranked amongst the least-liked in the league. The 10 most and least popular players were not made clear in the published report of the survey, nor was how the data were collected, including whether the survey was restricted to only certain players.

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