RG3 Documentary Is Must-See Television for All NFL Fans

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2013

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 19:  Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins warms up left handed before the start of a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedExField on August 19, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Regardless of whether your're a diehard Washington Redskins fan, Tuesday night's hour-long documentary on reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III is must-see television for all NFL fans.

RGIII: The Will to Win will premiere on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 27.

According to The Washington Post's Dan Steinberg, the documentary recaps Griffin's rookie season in Washington, the team's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks and Griffin's rehab from a serious knee injury that forced him out of that NFC Wild Card playoff game. 

But the behind-the-scenes look will not only be enjoyed by Redskins supporters but all football fans. Much like HBO's Hard Knocks series, this documentary will provide viewers with unprecedented access and a closer look at RG3 as he is on and off the field.

Hard Knocks has been so successful in large part because it allows us to see gridiron superstars as we often see ourselves, as ordinary human beings.

RGIII: The Will to Win will feature plenty of RG3 on the field but will also introduce football fans to Robert Griffin III, the person. Steinberg adds that Griffin even shot some footage for the documentary himself using a "self-cam."

You can't get much more personal than that.

Whether he's beatboxing in his kitchen or being fitted for a wedding tuxedo, football fans should take advantage of one of the rare opportunities to see a larger-than-life athlete in a different light, up close and personal.

For football fans who can't wait for the regular season to start, the documentary will have plenty of RG3 highlights to take in but from rarely-seen angles and viewpoints. Griffin, who helped lead Washington to its first NFC East title since 1999, threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for another 800 yards and seven scores.

Plus, according to Steinberg, two NFL Films veterans, Steve Trout and Jay Jackson, each had a hand in this documentary, which means it's unlikely to disappoint.

If you're a fan of football or just find some level of entertainment in seeing extraordinary athletes do ordinary things, then you won't want to miss RGIII: The Will to Win on Tuesday night.


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