If there is one award that is locked up in 2012, it is the offensive rookie of the year trophy.
That is going to Robert Griffin III. No ifs, ands, or buts.
The rookie out of Baylor has revitalized the Redskins offense and made the franchise relevant again.
Griffin III shocked the Saints' on opening night, which saw him chin-check the entire league: 362 total yards (320 passing) and two touchdown passes in a 40-32 victory in the Super Dome.
In Weeks 2 and 3, Griffin III lost two games, but he still showed that No. 10 has to be accounted for on every single play. This is especially true in the read option offense that Mike Shanahan has installed this season.
In those two games, he almost brought the 'Skins from behind against fellow youngsters Sam Bradford and A.J. Dalton. Griffin III had 427 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, along with 167 yards and three touchdowns rushing in the games against St. Louis and Cincinnati.
Last week, he marched his team down the field and finished off the Bucs, getting his special teams unit in position to make the game-winning field goal.
Griffin III has been spectacular this season, and barring some major development or injury, he will be the league's rookie offensive player of the year this season.
Stat line: 86/124, 1,070 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT and 39 CAR, 252 YDS, 4 TD