A Look At The Washington Area Life Of Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III Leesburg, VA homeWith the possible exception of President Barack Obama, it can be argued that there may not be a more recognizable Washington DC area resident (at the present time), than that of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. Less than 10 months after making the move from Waco, Texas to the nation's capital, it looks as if RG3's tenure in DC may well exceed January of 2017, the time when the term-limited, recently re-elected occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will be done exercising his executive branch duties.

In the hours when Griffin III takes a breather from being the Skins' savior, the QB spends his time in and around the Northern Virginia community of Leesburg. During his rookie season, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and his fiancée are renting a four-bedroom home in the city's River Creek development.

The Potomac River-adjacent neighborhood sits 30 miles west of the Washington city limits, eight miles north of Redskins Park (the team's Ashburn, Virginia headquarters) and 53 miles west of FedEx Field (the franchise's Landover, Maryland home stadium).

Leesburg is also the residence of Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, his son/offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, former star QB Joe Theismann and recently re-signed/longtime TE Chris Cooley.  

According to all accounts, Griffin III keeps a very low profile, when hanging his helmet within the walls of the 12-year-old River Creek complex, which also includes a country club and accompanying golf course. Perhaps, the most noteworthy event to take place at the Griffin pad involved the phenom's handing out of Redskins socks on Halloween. Talk about a “treat” that one can actually enjoy for more than just a couple bites.

When a 22-year-old man (who also happens to be engaged) elects to live 30 miles outside of a city center populated with awesome nightlife, it does not take much thought to realize where the great QB's focus and ambition truly lies.  

Aside from exchanging pleasantries with LeBron James at the Verizon Center on Tuesday, Robert Griffin III is mostly interested in getting his rest and bringing a Super Bowl back to his adopted homeland.