Robert Griffin III is one of the most dynamic players to enter the NFL in the last decade, or perhaps, longer. He is on pace to set several rookie records. RGIII is just 62 yards away from setting the NFL rushing record for an NFL quarterback, now held by Cam Newton, from 2010. Where does RGIII stand in passing and rushing? Here you go . . .
Completion Percentage: RGIII has a pass completion percentage of 67.4%. That ranks 4th overall in the NFL and 3rd among NFC Qbs.
Yards: RGIII has passed for 2,497 yards. Considering the success the Redskins offense has had on the ground, with a combined rushing yards of 1799 yards, 1st in the NFL, we would expect RGIII's passing yards to be less. He ranks 17th in the NFL and 9th in the NFC.
TD Passes: RGIII has heated up with 8 TD passes over the last two games. Overall, RGIII has tossed 16 TD passes, that is 11th in the NFL and 5th in the NFC. This could very well likely climb considering the fact that the Redskins passing game is beginning to click and the return of WR Pierre Garcon bolsters RGIII targets.
Interceptions: Perhaps one of the finest and most understated qualities of RGIII is not his arm or legs, but his mind. RGIII has proven to be so smart and mature with the football, years ahead of other rookies. He is careful in the passing game which leads to minimal interception opportunities for opposing defenses. He has only tossed 4 picks this season, that ranks 2nd in the NFL and 1st in the NFC. That is an impressive stat for a ROOKIE!
QB Rating: Another terrific stat for a rookie quarterback, RGIII is 4th in the NFL and 2nd in the NFC with a pass rating percentage of 104.6. Passer Rating is a stat that mixes in attempts, completions, yards, TDs, and interceptions into a formula.
TD Percentage: This stat averages out the number of TD passses per completions. RGIII has a TD% of 5.2%, which is 10th in the NFL and 5th in the NFC.
Interception Percentage: This stat averages out number of interceptions per pass attempts. RGIII stands at 1.3%, which is 2nd in the NFL and 1st overall in the NFC.
Yards/Att: This stats shows the average yards thrown for per attempt. RGIII has a 8.2 yard average, which is 1st in the NFL and NFC.
Yards/Comp: This stats averages out yards per completion. RGIII averages 12.2 yards per completion,w hich is 4th in the NFL and 3rd in the NFC.
Rushing Yards: RGIII has rushed for 642 yards, impressive for a quarterback. He is 62 yards away from breaking Cam Newton's 2010 record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback. He is 21st overall in the NFL in rushing.
Rushing TDs.: RGII has become a serious weapon for the Redskins inside the red zone, both with his arm and legs. He has 6 rushing TDs on the season, that is 5th overall in the NFL. Last two games, RGIII has used his arm for TDs, throwing for 8.
Long Run: RGII is 5th overall in the NFL in longest rushing TD. Who could ever forget his 76 yards TD scamper to seal the Redskins win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Yards Per Attempt: RGIII averages 6.5 yards per carry, which is 2nd overall in the NFL.