Robert Griffin III is going to have one heck of a career. The second overall pick in the 2012 Draft is off to a great start against the New Orleans Saints. Thanks to a nifty piece of running from Pierre Garcon, the Washington Redskins rookie had his first career touchdown pass on a play that went 88 yards.
Griffin might not be the most NFL ready quarterback in the world, but he has been showing some great poise early in the game. The Saints are not a fun team to play on the road, but he’s holding his own. He is making good use of the screen plays to build his confidence and the touchdown pass was a result of that.
He took an absolute shot on this play but he held in there to deliver the pass on the money. He is going to have to get used to taking a pounding like this on a daily basis. If you can hang in there and throw the ball in the face of pressure, you are going to be quite successful.
RG3 will have some bad days but as long as he improves week to week, the Skins are going to be very happy with the guy they picked. He has the “it” factor that makes players special. Expect more big plays from the rookie as the season goes on.
He might not be able to top his amazing start to his career, but it’ll be fun watching it.