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Robert Griffin III celebrates a touchdown with Logan Paulsen during a Dec. 30 game against the Dallas Cowboys
In what has been arguably the most exciting race in NFL history, this year's Rookie of the Year competition has yielded several deserving candidates across the league.
Andrew Luck's record-breaking 4,374 passing yards would have likely locked up the honor in any other year.
However, Russell Wilson's 26 touchdown passes and Robert Griffin III's complete resume make the decision tougher than ever.
While guys like Doug Martin and Alfred Morris—who would likely be front runners in most other years—sit on the outside looking in, football fans across America are struggling to decide which of the three unprecedented rookies is most deserving.
Closer examination, however, will show that the race may not be as close as originally perceived.
Yes Andrew Luck's story in Indianapolis is remarkable, turning a two-win team into a legitimate playoff contender. Russell Wilson's emergence as an undersized superstar has been great.
But with Washington's win this past week against the Dallas Cowboys, all three candidates enter the playoffs with momentum.
And only a complete analysis of the numbers will shed light on the fact that Robert Griffin III should be honored as this year's NFL Rookie of the Year.
His 815 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground complement RG3's unbelievable completion percentage, average yards per attempt, and passer rating.
His rookie-low five interceptions make Russell Wilson (10) and Andrew Luck (18) look like turnover machines, and Robert Griffin III's clutch performance on the biggest of stages has made many across the league forget what he truly is...