He's been called many things--Heisman Trophy winner, MVP, the savior of the Washington Redskins franchise, the next face of the NFL--but to his millions of fans across the country, Robert Griffin III is known simply as RG3. From a very young age, RG3's ability as an athlete was obvious, but football was not a compenent of his athletic career. Destined for stardom, but what would he pursue? He excelled in basketball--his true love; in track--he qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials--but what career would it be? Football, the only sport that really mattered in Griffin's small Texas town, required his mother's permission, which he was unable to obtain until a Pinkie Promise in which he promised to never let anyone catch him. Soon after, RG3 began to realize that all of his remarkable talents--unrivaled speed, pinpoint accuracy, exceptional intelligence, single-minded drive--combined into a potent force that few quarterbacks could rival. What followed seemed determined: a football scholarship to Baylor University, three exceptional seasons capped by winning the Heisman Trophy, and the 2012 draft-where Griffin, as the second overall pick, became the franchise quarterback for one of the oldest and most storied football teams in the country.In RG3: The Promise Washington Post reporter Dave Sheinin provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at Griffin's first year in the NFL, from how he got there to his record-breaking first game to the frightening knee injury that ended the Redskins' playoff hopes. An award-winning journalist himself, Sheinin has reported on Griffin's rookie season every step of the way, and now has written a unique, intimate look inside the transformation of one of the NFL's brightest young stars.