Which Records Will RGIII Break This Year?

Robert Griffin III was basically handed the Redskins starting QB position the moment Roger Goodell called out his name the day of the draft. From that moment, many have speculated as to what kind of year to expect from RGIII. Will he pass for 3,000 yards…will he run for a 1,000? Will he be better than Cam Newton, will he lead the Redskins to the playoffs?

Rather than compare Griffin III to Newton or Michael Vick, lets take a look at the 80 year records of other rookie QB’s for the Redskins. What records will RG III break? I’d say that if healthy, RGIII should re-write the record books, as his peers have not set the bar particularly high.

Here’s the Redskins single season records for rookie QB’s:

Passing TD’s – 18 – Mark Rypien – 1989

Passing Yards – 2337 – Norm Snead – 1961

Completions – 172 – Snead – 1961

Comp % – 54.8 – Rypien – 1989

Attempts – 375 – Snead – 1961

Interceptions – 22 – Snead – 1961

QB Rating – 88.1 – Rypien – 1989

Longest Pass – 88 – Ed Rubbert – 1987

Games Started – 14 – Snead – 1961

Wins – 4 – Jay Schroeder – 1985

Losses – 12 – Snead – 1961

Sacks – 18 – Patrick Ramsey – 2002

Rushing Attempts – 43 – Eddie Lebaron – 1952

Rushing Yards – 164 – Lebaron – 1952

Rushing TD’s – 3 – Snead 1961

Worth noting…Rypien held a clipboard for 2 seasons before appearing in a regular season game and Schroeder did for a season. How many records will RG III break? I’m going to place the over/under at 6. I’m calling rushing attempts and yards, wins, completions and passing yards as records that RGIII will break.

Tweet, Facebook or leave your predictions for RGIII. I look forward to hearing them.

Cheers and Hail

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