The National Football League announced today that Washington Redskins quarterback
His selection marks the second consecutive year that the Redskins have had a player earn rookie of the month honors for September, following linebacker
Through the first four games of his professional career, Griffin III has completed 86-of-124 passes (69.4 percent) for 1,070 yards with four touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.2.
Last Sunday, he became one of three players in NFL history to pass for more than 1,000 yards in the first four weeks of a rookie season, joining Carolina’s Cam Newton (2011) and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill (2012).
Griffin III leads all rookies in passing yardage, completion percentage and passer rating. With 180 passing yards on Sunday, Griffin III can join Newton as only the second player in history to throw for 1,250 yards in the first five games of his rookie season.
In addition, Griffin III has rushed 41 times for 234* yards and four touchdowns, leading all quarterbacks in each category.
His four rushing touchdowns are tied for most in the league with fellow Redskins rookie
*Recent scoring changes dropped Griffin III’s rushing yardage total from 252 to 234. He is now seven yards shy of breaking Sammy Baugh’s team record for rushing yards in a season by a rookie quarterback (240), set in 1937.