Many feel that the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year race is between two candidates, Washington Redskins‘ electrifying quarterback Robert Griffin III and Indianapolis Colts first-year signal caller Andrew Luck.
However, one of those two candidates begs to differ and believes one of his teammates is the top rookie on offense in the league this season.
The player known to many as RG3 said in an interview with NFL AM on the NFL Network Wednesday morning that he believes that his teammate, first-year running back Alfred Morris, would get his vote for the honor of being named the league’s top offensive player.
Griffin said the following on the topic during the show: “My vote would go to Alfred Morris, because I wouldn’t vote for myself. I think that’s extremely conceited and I’m not that person, so I’d vote for Alfred Morris. He’s my running back, he’s had a very quiet but very great season for a running back, and I’m proud to have him on this team.”
Morris is having a tremendous season for a rookie running back, including ranking fifth in the league in rushing yards with 982, sixth in attempts with 208 and tied for seventh in rushing touchdowns with six while maintaining a very respectable average of yards per attempt at 4.7, which is 13th in the NFL.
Morris may not win the honor in large part because of RG3, who is putting up monster numbers himself in both passing and rushing categories, but just knowing that his quarterback and fellow rookie teammate thinks that he is having a better season has to do a lot for a player’s confidence level.