A couple of unforced errors from teammates prevented the Washington Redskins from starting 2-0 this past Sunday in St. Louis, but the rookie quarterback showed again why many believe he should have been taken No. 1 overall.
In most fantasy leagues, RG III has accumulated top-three point totals two weeks into the young season. And while quarterbacks aren't judged based on fantasy production, the numbers simply speak for themselves.
Critics eagerly await the letdown performance that will shift arguments in favor of Andrew Luck and away from the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner. But to this point, Griffin III has showed no indication that day will come.
His unique combination of prototypical quarterback mechanics and electric speed is something I would argue hasn't yet been seen in the NFL—Michael Vick presents the closest comparison. However, through two games in 2012, RG III has made Vick look like the real rookie.
As all other first-year quarterbacks do, Robert Griffin III will endure tough times and experience failure. Despite posting another solid QB rating last week, Washington's signal caller threw his first interception in an NFL uniform against the Rams.
St. Louis' coverage proved challenging at times for the rookie in Week 2, but his in-game adjustments and poise in the pocket should be promising signs for fans of the Burgundy and Gold.
It is nearly impossible to make season projections or career predictions after just two weeks of football, but anyone who has watched Robert Griffin III will likely tell you we don't need much more proof.
Here are five reasons RG III is the real deal here in D.C.