Six weeks into the NFL season, the Rookie of the Year race appears to be almost locked up.
Sure, there is a lot of time left, but Robert Griffin III has become the latest in the line of athletic rookie passers who have immediately transitioned to NFL stardom. If Griffin's play continues at this high level, he will effectively supplant Cam Newton as the best rookie passer in history, and he may do it by winning more games than Newton could have dreamed of as a rookie.
Of course, RG3 has some serious rookie help in Washington, and if anyone challenges him, it will be his teammate Alfred Morris.
On the defensive side of things, it's a little more wide open, with a number of stellar rookie pass-rushers, linebackers and defensive backs contributing for contending teams.
Here's my Rookie of the Year ballot as of right now.