One look at Robert Griffin III‘s stats from the Washington Redskins loss to the Green Bay Packers and you’d think that he had quite the afternoon. However, a deeper look into his 2013 regular season and you’ll see that the NFL‘s reigning Rookie of the Year is only holding the Redskins back. In particular, Griffin is not stepping up to the plate when it comes to the Redskins’ first-half drives.
In just two games, Washington has been outscored 50-7 in the first half of its games. A talented team like the ‘Skins have no reason to start that slow, and it’s Griffin who is overthrowing wide receivers and not hitting open targets in the early going. Sure, RG3 might look like an All-Pro when the game is out of hand, but that means absolutely nothing –except for fantasy football owners.
On the other hand, you have Aaron Rodgers, who is the best quarterback in the NFL and showed us all why on Sunday.
Rodgers tied a Packers’ passing record with 480 yards, four touchdowns and finished the game with an impressive 146 passer rating. Green Bay may have a patchwork offensive line, but that hasn’t stopped Rodgers from stomping on opposing defenses — Ndamukong Suh-style. As the season continues, keep an eye on the overrated Griffin and stay tuned to see which records Rodgers manages to break along the way.