RGIII’s MVP Hopes Rest on Strong Finish to Rookie Campaign

December 1, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It has been 34 years since Houston Oilers great Earl Campbell won NFL MVP honors as a rookie. It has been 19 years since Joe Theismann won NFL MVP honors as a member of the Washington Redskins. Robert Griffin III has an outside shot at being the first Redskins rookie to be voted NFL MVP.
Standing in Griffin's way of achieving something remarkable are five monumental games and a slew of stiff competition in his fellow players.
To say that Griffin has been electrifying so early in his NFL career is an understatement. His combination of passing acumen, running ability and exceptional veteran calm has forced teams to revise their defensive approaches.
We could sit here for hours and laud RGIII for being a uniquely gifted individual, but there is neither the time nor the space.
Where Griffin has taken the league by storm, his competitors have somehow managed to produce equally impressive seasons.
It seems like just yesterday that Peyton Manning was sidelined for a s...

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