2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year: Predicting the Winner and Runner-Ups

January 1, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You could easily make a case that there are five worthy recipients of the award. In most seasons, each of them would win the award if they weren't competing against one another.
This year's rookie class includes three quarterbacks that have led their teams to the playoffs (none were playoff teams last year) and two running backs that finished in the top five in rushing. One of them set his team's single-season franchise rushing record yet will likely finish second on his own team in the voting for this award.
Here are my predictions for the top-five finishers for the Offensive Player of the Year:
Winner: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
The list of quality attributes for Griffin (and the other rookie quarterbacks on this list, for that matter) is long. The one that stands out the most, though, is RG3's ability to play relatively mistake-free football despite being a rookie.
Plenty of veteran quarterbacks can't do that. Look at hi...

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