Why RGIII's Debut Was Greatest Ever by Rookie Quarterback

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Why RGIII's Debut Was Greatest  Ever by Rookie Quarterback
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"Griffining" has taken the social networking world by storm following RGIII's impressive debut

Yesterday, the unthinkable happened. 

Any way you look at it, Sunday's contest between the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints defied common sense. 

The Redskins beat the Saints in the Superdome. Robert Griffin III excelled under the pressure of his first NFL start. And the rookie outperformed a future Hall of Famer. 

Much was expected from the second overall draft pick out of Baylor, no question. But did anyone really see this coming? 

He didn't reach some of the rookie records set by Cam Newton a year ago, but he did earn something that Cam didn't: a win. And he didn't rely on his defense to do it.

No. Instead, RGIII went out and beat the Saints in New Orleans while outperforming one of the greatest all-time passers in his first career start at the professional level. 

And he looked unbelievable while doing it. 

Of course it is too early to start making playoff predictions or MVP nominations. After just one start, the quarterback's future is far from certain. But if Sunday is any indication of Robert Griffin III's true potential, I think the rest of the NFL better start taking note, because his rookie debut this past weekend arguably transcends any we have ever seen. 

Here are 4 good reasons RGIII's first game was the greatest debut ever.

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