Reversal of fortunes for young NFL quarterbacks

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has struggled with leadership issues this season. (Rich...

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has struggled with leadership issues this season. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:58 PM ET

A year ago, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III were the talk of the town for all the right reasons.

Twelve weeks into this NFL season, the two second-year quarterbacks are now the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.

Instead of heady praise, heavy criticism has headed their way.

The two will duel it out this Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers invade Washington to take on the Redskins.

RG3 has been ripped over lack-of-leadership issues in a season of underachievement for the 3-7 Redskins.

The 49ers, meanwhile, were thought to be the class of the league, but have stumbled along, losing two in a row. At 6-4, they are fighting for their lives.

Lack of a consistent offence under the direction of Kaepernick has been their main stumbling block and, in their past two games, they have generated less than 200 yards of offence each week.


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