London Fletcher Says RG3 is a Leader, but not THE LEADER of Redskins


This all started with Darrell Green taking shots at RG3 leadership skills. London Fletcher tried to clear up the situation but only muddled the situation.

Here are his quotes courtesy of Pro Football Zone.

“Robert’s been a captain two years in a row,” Fletcher said. “That just doesn’t happen [your first two years in the NFL]. Sometimes people get caught in what they think leadership should look like. Is it someone yelling in front of someone? Leadership doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s the things you do on the practice field, in the meeting rooms, in the huddle, on the sidelines. Communication. Things like that. I haven’t seen many rookies come in and have the qualities he has as far as being a leader. He’s a leader, but he doesn’t need to be the leader right now. There’s too much responsibility for him to come in to a franchise that had a 20-year drought at quarterback. There’s a lot of pressure on him to perform. He’s handled that part of it, but there are enough guys to be leaders.”

I understand what he is saying, but RG3 needs to be the leader and there shouldn’t be anyone questioning that, because when they do it can splinter the locker room.