Why RGIII Is Clear-Cut Favorite for NFL Rookie of the Year Award

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Why RGIII Is Clear-Cut Favorite for NFL Rookie of the Year Award
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Robert Griffin III looks up at the scoreboard during the Washington Redskins' season finale against the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday

With three first-year quarterbacks experiencing unprecedented success in 2012, it becomes difficult to decipher who truly deserves the honors. Closer examination, however, reveals that Robert Griffin III is the clear-cut favorite for the NFL Rookie of the Year award. 

Sure it's tough to ignore the fact that Andrew Luck passed for more yards than any rookie ever.

Obviously we can't discredit what Russell Wilson has done in such a short time in Seattle

But the numbers don't lie. 

And a thorough analysis of multiple factors will show why Robert Griffin III should be this year's NFL Rookie of the Year.

Before we get into the thick of things, let's take a look at how the three main candidates stack up to each other statistically.

This comparison of rookie quarterbacks from NFL.com makes the picture a bit clearer

Here is the breakdown.

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