Robert Griffin III wins Offensive Rookie of the Year

RGIII is the rightful winner of the Offensive Rookie of the Year award

2/2/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles on a play during the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field.  Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY SportsRobert Griffin III is the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, beating out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson to lead one of the greatest rookie QB classes of all time.

Griffin passed for 3200 yards and 20 TD with only 5 INT. He also rushed for 815 yards and 7 TD.

RG3 was electrifying this year, leading the Redskins to the NFC East title and rejuvenating their franchise.

He suffered a torn ACL during their playoff game against the Seahawks, and could miss serious time next year, making way to fellow 2012 draft pick Kirk Cousins. Still Griffin has shown that, when healthy, he is one of the most dynamic players in football.

Luck and Wilson were definitely no slouches themselves. Luck led the Colts to a playoff berth, after they went 2-14 last year. He set a new rookie record with 4374 yards, and passed for 23 TD and 18 INT.

Wilson led the Seahawks to a playoff appearance as well, taking over the starting job in camp despite being a 3rd round pick and coming to the team behind Matt Flynn on their depth chart. Wilson proved that he was worthy of the starting job, passing for 3116 yards, 26 TD and 10 INT. He also rushed for 489 yards and 4 TD.

Congratulations to Robert Griffin III for winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and best wishes for his safe recovery.
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2/12/13   |   Portugalsrome   |   39 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Ugh, stats. I can't argue stats, mostly because they only tell part of the story and secondly because numbers scare me.  So I will just say that you are absolutely correct. Luck had about double the pass attempts of the other 2 which increased his INTs and lowered his rating. I wonder what that would've looked like if the pass attempts were closer, and even with those numbers he took a team that won TWO games last year to the playoffs, that should've been a major factor. It's a big deal.  Anyway, I'm partial to Wilson. His numbers aren't that different from RG III's, they may be better, and he went further in the playoffs, and played exceptionally well. I would have given to him. I'm not saying Griffin doesn't deserve it. I loved watching all 3 of these kids this year, I'm just saying I would've gone a different way.

you made a really good point luck did turn a complete bust of a team to a playoff contender and I will not take that away from him.. as for Wilson he is a good qb as well but like jess said hes alittle shaky and I understand hes new to the playoffs, and it could be nerve racking your first year but his first 2qtrs of every game in there were horrible. in my eyes I think RGIII was the MOST consistant, I know he had a period mid season were I guess you can say he struggled but the he answered that by going 7-0 to close out the year and make the playoffs

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Ugh, stats. I can't argue stats, mostly because they only tell part of the story and secondly because numbers scare me.  So I will just say that you are absolutely correct. Luck had about double the pass attempts of the other 2 which increased his INTs and lowered his rating. I wonder what that would've looked like if the pass attempts were closer, and even with those numbers he took a team that won TWO games last year to the playoffs, that should've been a major factor. It's a big deal.  Anyway, I'm partial to Wilson. His numbers aren't that different from RG III's, they may be better, and he went further in the playoffs, and played exceptionally well. I would have given to him. I'm not saying Griffin doesn't deserve it. I loved watching all 3 of these kids this year, I'm just saying I would've gone a different way.

I'm partial to Wilson too, and once they gave him the entire playbook to work with he just exploded...but he threw more interceptions and he was kind of shaky to start the season. To me, that was what was a huge factor in RGIII's favor.

As much as I wish Wilson would have won (he actually DID win the Pepsi Max fan voted ROY), I think they got it right.

2/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Portugalsrome wrote:
RGIII hands down deserves it- more then 3000 yrds throwing, 27 total tds (7 rushing), almost 1000 yrds rushing, and only 5ints!!! if you doubt him in any way that he didn't deserve it, please explain

Ugh, stats. I can't argue stats, mostly because they only tell part of the story and secondly because numbers scare me.  So I will just say that you are absolutely correct. Luck had about double the pass attempts of the other 2 which increased his INTs and lowered his rating. I wonder what that would've looked like if the pass attempts were closer, and even with those numbers he took a team that won TWO games last year to the playoffs, that should've been a major factor. It's a big deal.  Anyway, I'm partial to Wilson. His numbers aren't that different from RG III's, they may be better, and he went further in the playoffs, and played exceptionally well. I would have given to him. I'm not saying Griffin doesn't deserve it. I loved watching all 3 of these kids this year, I'm just saying I would've gone a different way.

2/4/13   |   Portugalsrome   |   39 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
hmmm

RGIII hands down deserves it- more then 3000 yrds throwing, 27 total tds (7 rushing), almost 1000 yrds rushing, and only 5ints!!! if you doubt him in any way that he didn't deserve it, please explain

2/3/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

hmmm

2/3/13   |   JuJu_52   |   7789 respect

Griffin is just a likeable guy...I liked his acceptance speech :)  

I really enjoyed the NFL Honors...the whole show was entertaining :)

2/3/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Jess wrote:
Congrats to Griffin! I'm glad he won (don't kick my butt, 12th Man). I would have been ecstatic if RW would have taken it but I feel like Griffin was consistent throughout the entire season rather than just the last half. I don't mean to sound like a jerk but I'm glad Luck didn't win. He's a helluva QB for sure, and will undoubtedly be one of the elites as he progresses even further. The most deserving player won, IMO. 

*heart*

2/3/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Congrats to Griffin! I'm glad he won (don't kick my butt, 12th Man). I would have been ecstatic if RW would have taken it but I feel like Griffin was consistent throughout the entire season rather than just the last half. I don't mean to sound like a jerk but I'm glad Luck didn't win. He's a helluva QB for sure, and will undoubtedly be one of the elites as he progresses even further. The most deserving player won, IMO. 

2/2/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Was so stoked to hear he won these honors!  I honestly thought any one of the three could have taken it, and didn't believe that RGIII was a shoe-in, but I am ecstatic that he has won.  

As everyone has said, he just needs to heal and heal completely!!

2/2/13   |   Smokesfan   |   3397 respect

Congrats and a speedy recovery to Griffin

2/2/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Of course I am thrilled he won! Yeah Griffin! Now, time to get that knee healed completely...