Robert Griffin III is having a phenomenal rookie season with the Washington Redskins in 2012. It may go down as the greatest of all time, as he is setting records left and right, although he is not the only rookie quarterback shattering marks that were set decades ago.
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is also having a record breaking rookie campaign as the No. 1 overall pick. Between RG3 and Luck, they may go down as the best top two picks in NFL Draft history.
Still, RG3 says he would not vote for himself as NFL 2012 Rookie if the Year. He wouldn’t vote for Luck either. His vote would go to a teammate in Washington, one who received far less media hype and draft watch than both he and Luck.
“My vote would go to Alfred Morris, because I wouldn’t vote for myself,” Griffin III told NFL AM. “I think that’s extremely conceited and I’m not that person, so I’d vote for Alfred Morris. He’s my running back, he’s had a very quiet, but very great season for a running back and I’m proud to have him on this team.”
Morris has had a very good rookie season. He ranks fifth in the entire NFL in rushing yards, having already tallied 962 yards in his first 11 career games. Morris has also scored six touchdowns.
Not bad for a sixth round pick out of Florida Atlantic.
Trent Richardson may have received the most attention entering his rookie season for any running back, but it has been Morris who has taken all of the attention this season, leading Richardson in nearly every major rushing category in 2012.
With RG3 and Luck both being so close in production this season, maybe the vote should go to Morris?
A nice gesture, but unlikely to happen.