Stats: 86-of-124, 1,070 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, 103.2 quarterback rating
Ah, the star pupil, the teacher's pet, the head of the class.
The Washington Redskins quarterback has completely exceeded any reasonable expectations with his outstanding play so far in the 2012 season, completing nearly 70 percent of his passes, posting stats that dwarf those of the other rookie quarterbacks and drawing rave reviews. From his teammates, according to Mike Jones of The Washington Post.
“That kid is special. He is the real deal. He’s stepped up, and I’ve never had so much confidence in a two-minute drive,” said cornerback Josh Wilson, who watched from the sidelines as Griffin and Co. went to work after Tampa Bay took a 22-21 lead on a 47-yard field goal. “Let’s just leave some time on the clock. It doesn’t matter if they get this field goal or not, we know he’s going to get this ball down there and put us in position to win.”
In addition, Griffin has pitched in 252 rushing yards and four more touchdowns on the ground. To say that he's been the best rookie quarterback to this point in the season is like calling the Grand Canyon a fairly large ditch.