Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Robert Griffin III, Player of the Week, again
By Dan Graziano
You guys know I don't like to rush to judgment on these things, but it's starting to look as though this Robert Griffin III might turn out to be a pretty good football player.
The Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for a Week 11 performance in which he completed 14-of-15 passes for four touchdowns and rushed for 84 yards in a 31-6 demolition of the Philadelphia Eagles. It is the second time he has won this award already, since he won it in Week 1 for his performance against the Saints in the first game of his professional career.
Griffin is this year's second two-time winner of the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award, joining Aaron Rodgers of the Packers, who won it in Week 4 and 6. Charles Tillman of the Bears has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice this year, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (AFC Offensive Player of Weeks 4 and 8) is the only other player in the league who won two of these weekly awards in the first 10 weeks.
Griffin is the first rookie quarterback to win this award twice since it was established in 1984. He's the first Redskins player to win two Offensive Player of the Week awards in the same season since Santana Moss in 2005. The last Redskins quarterback to do it was Brad Johnson in 1999. That's right, folks. We're going all the way back to the Brad Johnson era for perspective on this one.
No, seriously, though. The guy's really good, is my point.