One of the more compelling storylines from Week One was the impressive debut of Robert Griffin III. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and No. 2 overall pick led the Redskins to a surprising road upset of the favored Saints.
In fact, it was more than impressive. It was historic in more than one way.
On Wednesday, the NFL announced that Griffin is the NFC offensive player of the week. He becomes the first rookie quarterback to win the award following his first regular season game.
Looking poised, confident, and very much like a franchise QB, Griffin completed 19-of-26 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. The former Baylor product set another piece of history by amassing 300 yards passing and earning a win in a season opener.
Indirectly or not, he also seemed to have started a new viral fad: “Griffining.” (Tebow, who?)
So, all in all, it was a good week for the man known as RG3, the first of likely many more to come.