Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
RGIII looked sharp in his NFL debut.
While it may be a bit premature to declare Robert Griffin III the next John Elway, the rookie quarterback looked sharp in 14 snaps against the Bills.
After two three-and-outs to start the game, Griffin started to get into a good rhythm. Under duress, Griffin was able to sidearm an incomplete pass to avoid a sack, and then completed a pass to Pierre Garcon over the middle for an 18 yard gain on the next play.
That would continue as Griffin again found Garcon over the middle a few plays later for another first down. After a few good runs by Royster, Griffin got it once again to Garcon in the flat on a wide receiver screen who took it 20 yards for the score.
The most impressive part of RGIII's performance was his poise in the pocket. Even with an offensive line missing three starters, Griffin hung in the pocket and made his reads without staring down receivers. His passes were all crisp and accurate, especially when compared to those of Rex Grossman later in the game.
"I felt like I played extremely well in the limited time that I had, got in a good rhythm there, offensive line protected me,” Griffin said to Comcast Sportsnet after his touchdown drive.
Griffin played without any noticeable mistakes and was clearly the best quarterback on the field. Time will tell how he holds up during an entire game, but for now things look promising.