"It's hard to get past the stereotype. Robert Griffin III is really, really fast, therefore he's a running quarterback. Not so. He's a passing quarterback with wheels. He's Steve Young, not Brad Smith." That's what I say in the Baylor Summer Vacation piece going up this a.m. As you'll see, I can't really hide it: Griffin is my favorite (non-Mizzou) player in the country, and I'm not sure it's close.
With his running ability and the sheer frequency (and accuracy) of his passing in 2010, Griffin was truly one of a kind. Of the top 20 quarterbacks in the country in terms of passing attempts per game, no other quarterback accomplished at least a 65% completion percentage, 7.5 yards per pass, 50 rushing yards per game (before sacks), and at least 2.0 highlight yards per carry. Hell, only one other quarterback (Bryant Moniz) pulled off three of the four, and he did it in the WAC.
|1||D. Davis||E. Carolina||46.8||64.5||6.5||20.8||1.68|
|3||Taylor Potts||Texas Tech||42.3||67.1||6.8||11.5||5.14|
|4||R. Wilson||NC State||40.5||58.6||6.8||51.0||2.29|
|7||B. Weeden||Oklahoma St.||39.3||66.9||8.4||2.5||1.68|
|8||R. Radcliff||C. Michigan||38.8||60.5||7.2||9.3||1.62|
|12||Alex Carder||W. Michigan||38.2||63.1||7.3||33.8||1.59|
|20||R. Griffin III||Baylor||34.9||67.0||7.7||59.2||2.87|