Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on December 22-23, the NFL announced today. Griffin III completed 16-of-24 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins’ 27-20 defeat of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Griffin III was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were linebacker Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, safety Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.
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