Robert Griffin Is The Rookie of the Year


By PFC Redskins Blogger Dujunnea Bland

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III wins the associated press rookie of the year award on Saturday night. It puts a stamp on a memorial season for Washingtonians and Redskins fans all over the world. Griffin received 29 votes while his rookie counter parts Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson who only received 11 and 10.

All three of these quarterbacks are great and played exceptionally well, but Robert Griffin III came in and changed a franchise that was a complete disaster since Daniel Snyder took over the Skins. Griffin was voted team captain during his rookie year and lead the team on a seven game win-streak after the Redskins started the season 3-6.

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 most people saw it being impossible for a rookie quarterback. Now in one year the Skins turn it around and win the NFC East Championship and host a playoff game. He changed the culture of this team and brought the city hope.

Congratulations RG3 You worked hard for this award. Here is a quote that we all can take to heart and this is why I like this guy so much. “It’s not what you get for your team, but what you give for them”-Robert Griffin III