Robert Griffin III honored to have respect of Justin Tuck

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has no shortage of admirers. Some of the first year players supports come from the division rival New York Giants. On Monday the Redskins and Giants will play each other.

That has not stopped the Giants from heaping more praise on Griffin. Giants’ defensive end Justin Tuck said that he was “pretty mad at the football gods for putting him in the NFC East. To face that guy twice a year is going to be a headache‚Ķ”

When asked about it today on NFL AM Griffin said the following.

“It’s an honor to be able to affect other football players like that on other teams, because that means they respect you, they respect the way you play, you go about the game the right way,” Griffin said. “He’s still going to be trying to sack me on Monday night. He’s still going to try to come after me and try to shut our offense down. I realize that, but whenever you’ve earned the respect of your opponents that means you’ve done what you are supposed to do.”

Tuck and the Giants will try and defeat Griffin and the Redskins for the second time this season on Monday night. The game figures to entertaining as both teams are making a push for the playoffs. The Giants (7-4) lead the NFC East while the Redskins (5-6) remain in contention.