As soon as this moment happened early in Sunday’s win — Robert Griffin III, seated in the Superdome, watching his first touchdown pass — fans identified it as the lasting image of RGIII’s debut.
Now, had the Redskins gone on to lose, who knows? But with Griffin tearing up the rookie QB record book, and the Redskins exploding for 40 points and the biggest upset of Week 1, of course this image would be on A1 of The Post.
Kudos to John McDonnell for the shot. See a clearer version below.
The box underneath the second photo on A1, incidentally, has three numbers.
139.9: Griffin’s passer rating. It was the second-best passer rating for a rookie QB in Week 1, behind Frank Tarkenton’s 148.6 in 1961.
320: Griffin’s passing yardage. It was the second-highest total for a rookie QB in Week 1, behind Cam Newton’s 422 in 2011.
73.1: Griffin’s completion percentage. It was third among rookie QBs in Week 1, behind Rick Mirer’s 74.1 in 1993 and Tarkenton’s 73.9 in 1961.