He will struggle his first game as a starter in the NFL. He won’t overcome the "Who Dat" nation and the noise they bring. The Washington Redskins will lose against the New Orleans Saints. We heard this from everyone leading up to this season opener and boy was we wrong.
Robert Griffin III went into his hometown and played like he had been playing in the NFL for years. He completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards with two touchdowns adding 46 yards rushing as well.
The two most impressive things to point out about his performance was that he had no turnovers and he led the Redskins into the Big Easy and made it look easy over a highly favored New Orleans Saints team.
Before this game, many spoke of other rookie quarterbacks making a bigger splash in the opening weekend games and during the season, but Griffin have jumped out of the gate and has proceeded to excel over the likes of fellow rookies such as No. 1 overall pick, and Indianapolis Colts' quarterback, Andre Luck, and the Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill.
While RG3 shined in his debut win against the Saints, the other four first-year quarterbacks combined for a total of two touchdowns, eleven interceptions and an 0-4 record.
Griffin looked poised and efficient throughout the game both passing and running the football against the Saints and at one point completed his first eight passes, one of which went for an electrifying 88-yard touchdown to wide receiver Pierre Garcon in the face of a blitzing defense.
The Redskins young offense line seemed to play just as well as Griffin, giving him plenty of time while rookie running back, Alfred Morris, bulldozed his way to his first two touchdowns of his career and a near 100-yard game.
Griffin outplayed record-breaking quarterback Drew Brees and led the Redskins to a 40 point performance, something they haven’t accomplished since the 2005 season.
He has transformed an anemic offense into must-see television and looks so comfortable doing it as well. Anyone who has questioned the Heisman Trophy winner must be looking to find a way to backtrack their words because it seems as if the Redskins are well on their way to an exciting and productive season with Griffin leading the way. Griffin is well on his way to being a shining star in the NFL for years to come.