Robert Griffin III Week 1's Top Offensive Player

By Marc Jenkins

Robert Griffin III Griffining After His First NFL TD Pass
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Robert Griffin III has been one of the most talked about figures in the world of sports since is incredible debut last Sunday when his Washington Redskins defeated the New Orleans Saints 40-32. Not only did RG3 become the first player in NFL history to pass for for 300-yards or more, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in his debut but he also became the first rookie quarterback to throw for at least 300-yards and win his season opener.


Now Griffin can add another accomplishment to his fast growing number of accolades; the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to be named NFL Offensive Player of the Week in the initial week of the season since the league began handing out the weekly honor in 1984.


RG3 became the first rookie signal to earn the honor due to his incredible game against the Saints where he passed for 320 yards and two touchdown scores while completing 19 of the 26 passes he attempted for a 73% completion rate and amassed a 139.9 QB Rating and a total QBR of 92.3. For good measure Griffin also rushed for 42 yards on 10 carries showing he’s not just a one-trick pony.


What does Griffin have in store for an encore only time will tell, but a few things are for sure this won’t be the only time that he puts up spectacular num

bers like this in a game and it won’t be the last time that he earns an NFL Offensive Player of the Week Award. I wonder if the Indianapolis Colts are second thoughts about taking Andrew Luck over him in the 2012 NFL Draft? Maybe not just yet but if RG3 keeps having games like this and Luck continues to throw interceptions as he did in his first game, it will only be a matter of time before Colts owner Jim Irsay has those thoughts creep into his mind and trust me Colts fans won’t let him hear the end of it.

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