Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/16/13
I can’t recall a closer battle being made for the NFL Rookie of the Year award.It almost seems unfair for one player to win and the other not to, but so is the nature of the league, only one can be the champion. Both Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson had marvelous rookie campaigns this season, and both equally deserve winning the prestigious award. Who deserves it more, and which one will be the 2012 Rookie of the Year? Robert Griffin III put up some very deserving numbers this season, while leading the Washington Redskins to their first playoff appearance since 2007, where ironically they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 35-14. Griffin was very vocal in the Redskins winning the NFC East division and earning a wild card berth by completing 258 out of 393 passes for 3,200 yards, 65.6 avg., an 8.1 avg., 20 TDs and only five interceptions. As a dual-threat, he rushed for 815 yards on 120 carries, 6.8 avg., and found the end zone seven times. However he did fumble the ball 12 times. R...
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