Robert Griffin III is one of the most unique quarterbacks in pro football right now, and he hasn't even played a single game yet.
According to ESPN, the Washington Redskins' new quarterback will become the first player in NFL history to have Roman numerals on the back of their jersey:
And that's not the only kind of branding at work here, because the Roman numeral III can also be viewed as three stripes -- which happens to be the visual signature of adidas, which signed Griffin to a big endorsement contract back in February. In fact, Uni Watch suspects Griffin chose adidas over Nike specifically in large part because of the potential marketing synergies between the Roman numeral and the stripes.
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