Even if the Washington Redskins fail to make it to the Super Bowl this year (breathe, I’m speaking hypothetically), QB Robert Griffin III will be at a bowl game: The 2013 NFL Pro Bowl. He won’t be the starter though. That honor will go to Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The NO.2 will be Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning.
According to reports, he will not be alone: RG3 will be joined by LT Trent Williams and LB Lorenzo Alexander. Alternates will be RB Alfred Morris and LB London Fletcher.
And yes, a rant will come about that later on this week.
RG3 deserves to go to the Pro Bowl, and you’re probably saying that’s obvious. However, I consider it more of a slap across the faces of ESPN and everyone else who fell into the stereotypical comments of rookie life which dictates, “Oh they have a rookie quarterback, so they’ll win two games this year,” and “It’s a building year”. No matter how many times I screamed this during the off season it’s obvious no one listens in big time media. This was not a “building year” for the Redskins. This was a “results oriented year”.
Enter: The haters. They’ll say, “Oh no one watches the Pro Bowl anyway.” You all can stop reading here.
I think we can all agree we’ve seen some good results from the burgundy and gold that makes this news a special addition to an exciting year.
There’s also another vantage point: The work RG3 has put in this season. He has more than 3,000 yards under his belt, a QB Rating of 104.1, and 20 touchdowns. RG3 has proven that being a rookie is all about how you play the game rather than the excuse card you’re handed your first year in the NFL.
It’s good to see that his first year has gone well, and along with Fletcher’s consistency at defense, and the running game of “Fall Forward” Morris, the Redskins look more like a playoff team each week. The Redskins are No.1 in the league in rushing yards per game, averaging 162.3, and are No.5 against the rush, only allowing 95 yards per game. They’re also ranked No.5 in total offense.
Congrats to RG3 and all the hard work each member of Redskins have put in thus far. There’s still a lot more to be done.