Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 10/15/12

After leading the Redskins to an upset victory over the Vikings, in which he made history and more than justified his draft status, Robert Griffin III is receiving effusive praise from teammates.


The dynamic quarterback, known to most as RG3™, even accrued a new nickname, courtesy of aw-struck tight end Fred Davis.


“You really can’t say much more,” Davis said, via the DC Sports Bog. “I mean, like I said, he’s Black Jesus right now. He saved us today. He’s a great player. He makes plays. And he did what he had to do on that third down. We’ve been talking about him protecting himself a lot more, but he seen an opening and made a play. And what can you say? I mean, he’s a great player.”


It's unlikely that he can turn water into wine, but Griffin certainly is capable of taking any given play to the house, evidenced by his game-breaking 76-yard rushing touchdown that cemented the win for Washington. More impressive? The Washington Post clocked him running the final forty yards of his scamper at 4.0 seconds, which is remarkably fast even with a running start.


With that, and his 88-yard touchdown pass in his NFL debut, Griffin "became the first player in NFL history with both a passing TD and a rushing TD of 75 yards or longer in the same season," per the Elias Sports Bureau.


Maybe Davis is on to something here, after all.

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