Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Is there anything this man can't do? Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has beaten out fellow rookies Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson to be named NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year. Griffin received 29 votes while Luck and Wilson received 11 and 10 respectively.
While all three quarterbacks played well; Griffin transformed a franchise that has been quite frankly a train-wreck since owner Dan Snyder bought the team into NFC East Champions. He was voted team captain during his rookie year and lead the team on a seven game win-streak after the Redskins week 10 bye that saw them win the division and host a home playoff game at FedEx Field. He exceeded all expectations anyone could have possibly had for him. Griffin is the only player in NFL history to pass for 3000-plus yards, run for 800-plus yards and have a 60-plus percent completion rate. He also finished the season with a quarterback rating of more than 100, which is unheard of for a rookie quarterback.
Congratulations Robert Griffin III, it was well deserved. I'll leave you with one of Griffin's quotes from his acceptance speech on his return to action: "You won't see the same Robert Griffin. You'll see a better Robert Griffin". Have fun with that, NFL.