Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III looked extremely impressive in his regular season debut Sunday afternoon.
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Just how good was Griffin? Only Cam Newton (422), Otto Graham (346), and Ed Rubbert (334) had better rookie debuts.
Aided by the Redskins debut of former Colts receiver Pierre Garcon, RG3 and the Washington offense kept the Saints on their heels the entire game, completing an average of 12 yards per pass for a passer rating of 139.9.
"Robert did a great job playing the way he did in his first game in the National Football League," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. "Both the poise that he played with and the throws that he made."
From the moment I saw this guy play for the first time last season while taking college football by storm all the way to a surprise Heisman win, I've thought that he had that "little something extra." In my opinion, he easily had the best rookie premiere this weekend, not to mention one of the overall better quarterback outings in general.
Expect to see many more games like this from RG3 in the future.