Robert Griffin III sets two NFL rookie passing records

January 2, 2013

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III concluded the regular season by setting NFL rookie records for passer rating and for percentage of passes intercepted. 


(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Griffin this season posted a passer rating of 102.4, surpassing Seattle’s Russell Wilson’s 100.0 passer rating this season and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger’s 98.1 from the 2004 season. 

Griffin and Wilson, who will face off on Sunday, are the only rookies in league history to post passer ratings of 100 or better. 

Griffin threw only five interceptions this season. Only 1.3 percent of his passes were picked off. He broke Charlie Batch’s rookie record of 1.98 percent. 

Griffin’s passer rating ranked third in the NFL this season behind Aaron Rodgers (108.0) and Peyton Manning (105.8). 

Griffin owned the fourth highest completion percentage (65.6), behind  Matt Ryan, Manning and Rodgers. 

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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