Robert Griffin III Named Offensive Player Of The Year
The quarterback was honored alongside defensive player of the year London Fletcher and special teams player of the year Kai Forbath at its annual awards luncheon on Friday afternoon.
BY ZAC BOYER
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – Robert Griffin III was named the Redskins’ offensive player of the year on Friday after a record-setting season in which he broke virtually every Redskins rookie passing record.
Griffin, honored at the team’s 52nd annual “Welcome Home Luncheon” at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, set NFL rookie records with a 102.4 quarterback rating and fell just short of the league rookie record for completion percentage.
He threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns with only five interceptions and also rushed for 815 yards and seven touchdowns – numbers that earned him a selection to the Pro Bowl in January, though he did not play following surgery on his right knee, and Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.
“I want to thank these three guys for trusting me as their quarterback,” Griffin said after receiving the award, turning to Mike Shanahan, Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder. “You know, going out and giving up a lot of picks to get me really means something to me, and I appreciate you guys for doing that.”
The team also named linebacker London Fletcher as its defensive player of the year and Kai Forbath as its special teams player of the year. Fletcher had 139 tackles and five interceptions, the most in a single season in his 15-year career, while Forbath made 17 of 18 field goals during the regular season, setting a league record by making the first 17 of his career.
Receiver Joshua Morgan was given the team’s community service award, and fullback Eric Kettani was the recipient of the “Salute To Service” award.