Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs the ball during the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Recap: Redskins Griffin III wins Rookie of the Year

December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scores a touchdown in the third quarter of the Washington Redskins game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III’s improbable season officially ends with yet another award, the AL Rookie of the Year Award.  He has already won two other versions, but the AP is highly regarded as the Rookie of the Year award.

In a season when Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson both demonstrated why they are worthy candidates for the award, Griffin clearly stood out by showing an excellence at his position from Week One.

Other blogs have made a case that his presence was a huge factor in turning around a franchise who has not had a “true” franchise quarterback since Joe Theismann in the 1970’s and early 1980’s or even going back to Sonny Jurgeonson.

Griffin was the overwhelming favorite for the award, winning 29 votes to Luck’s 11 and Wilson’s 10.  Redskins runningback Alfred Morris and Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin were also nominated but garnered none of the 50 votes.

 

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