When the Indianapolis Colts decided between the draft's two top prospects this past offseason, I don't think they envisioned either of them contending for the league's Most Valuable Player award.
But seven weeks into the season, here we are.
Washington's Robert Griffin III has already shown the football world why he is a legitimate candidate for the 2012 NFL MVP.
Anyone who has watched the Redskins play this year can tell you that his talent transcends expectations.
And he has the stats to back it up.
The presence of RGIII in Washington's backfield has added a dynamic rarely seen before at the professional level.
His league-leading completion percentage and six rushing touchdowns show us why many viewed Griffin III as the first overall selection in this year's draft.
He has the raw talent, and has mastered the mechanics.
He's got the track-star speed and carries all the intangibles desired in a quarterback.
RGIII has taken the football world by storm as he continues to make headlines and revolutionize the QB position.
But is he deserving of an MVP award in his first season?
Here are three great reasons I think he is: