Has Andrew Luck Proven That He’s Better Than Robert Griffin III?
Despite being the #1 draft pick, Andrew Luck has been stuck playing the background to Robert Griffin III. RGIII snagged the Heisman Trophy and then swiped the spotlight during the early parts of their rookie season. But after a rookie-record-breaking 433 yard performance against the Miami Dolphins, perhaps it’s time for us to give Andrew Luck his due.
Let’s compare their stats:
RGIII: 1993 yards passing, 8 TDs, 3 INTs, 93.9 passer rating (529 yards rushing & 6 TDs).
Luck: 2404 yards passing, 10 TDs, 8 INTs, 79.0 passer rating (148 yards rushing & 3 TDs).
While Griffin has the better overall numbers thus far, his team is 3-6 while Luck’s presumably dead in the water Colts are 5-3 and jockeying for a playoff spot.
Now let’s be clear, RGIII has an offense that has been decimated by injuries. No Pierre Garcon and no Fred Davis has had the quarterback struggling to find options to throw to. In his last three games (all losses), Griffin has thrown for 650 yards and 3 TDs with 1 INT. Not horrible, but nothing spectacular.
Luck, on the other hand, has gone ape in back to back games (both wins). He’s gone for 730 yards and 3 TDs with 1 INT.
By no means is the Rookie of the Year award sewn up by either quarterback. There’s a lot of football left and guys like Alfred Morris, Russell Wilson, Doug Martin (wow), and Ryan Tannehill aren’t too far off.
What are your thoughts?