Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson had different injuries than Robert Griffin III, and they were on different timelines and in different situations, etc. They’re different players, and, like all people everywhere, each is a precious snowflake.
Also, two games is a small sample size, I know, but that’s what we have to work with when analyzing post-devastation RGIII. And I’m willing to bet that no one in New England, Denver or Minnesota was calling for Brady, Manning or Peterson to be benched after two games, either.
It’s a good thing, too, because each of them got way better after the first two games in their first seasons back from major injury. Again, that doesn’t necessarily mean anything for Griffin, but it is interesting.
Tom Brady in 2009
Tore his ACL and MCL in the first game of the 2008 season.
First two games of ‘09: 62.0% completion percentage, 297 yards/game, 5.9 yards/attempt, 2 TD, 2 INT, 76.8 rating. Team went 1-1, including a one-point win over B...