Poor Robert Griffin III. He deserves a far better opportunity than this. But fair or not, Griffin has done nothing to earn a passing grade in either of his first two starts back from injury.
Statistically, Griffin was better than last week. He completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 196 yards. He also didn’t turn the ball over.
On the ground, the elusive quarterback managed to gain 48 yards on eight carries, scoring the lone touchdown on the afternoon. So why does he deserve a failing grade?
Griffin missed four throws of under five yards, lacked command at the line of scrimmage, and took three horrible sacks. In the end, the numbers for any quarterback who throws the ball as much as Griffin did on Sunday will not look all that poor.
The reality is, much of this yardage came in garbage time. When it counted, the former Baylor Bear was not a leader of this young offense. He appeared to be lost at the line of scrimmage, failing to take command. And when he needed to get rid of the ball, he didn’t. As a result, Griffin may have even more bruises than usual.