'The NFL Today' Features Rookie Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III on Sunday, September 23

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September 20th, 2012

via press release:

“THE NFL TODAY” FEATURES ROOKIE QUARTERBACKS INDIANAPOLIS’ ANDREW LUCK AND WASHINGTON’s ROBERT GRIFFIN III FOR

WEEK 3 ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

 

THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl XLVII and broadcasting its 53rd year of the NFL, continues its 2012 NFL season on Sunday, Sept. 23 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET).

 

THE NFL TODAY visits with two rookie quarterbacks, Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck and Washington Redskins’ Robert Griffin III, as they share their impressions of their initial NFL experiences both on- and off-the-field and how they seem destined to be linked to each other throughout their careers.

 

Last December, RGIII won the Heisman Trophy Award, while Luck finished second. Then in April, they became the fifth pair of quarterbacks since 1967 to be selected with the first two overall picks in the NFL draft. This time it was a reverse in order as Luck was selected No. 1 by the Colts, while the Redskins traded up to get Griffin III with the No. 2 pick. In Indianapolis, Luck has the pressure of succeeding Peyton Manning, while Griffin III is now in charge of reviving a venerable franchise in Washington where fans have been clamoring for a top-notch quarterback for years. RGIII was the first to record an NFL victory, engineering a stunning Week 1 upset in New Orleans. Luck earned his first win in Week 2, leading a game-winning drive against Minnesota. Jeff St. Arromand is the producer.

 

In addition, the first appearance of THE NFL TODAY doctor, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, will share his medical expertise regarding several key injured NFL players. And, Billy Gardell of the hit sitcom MIKE & MOLLY will be live in the studio.

 

James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.

 

Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.

 

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

 
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