When the St. Louis Rams agreed to trade their No. 2 overall pick to the Washington Redskins prior to this spring?s NFL Draft, I cringed because I knew exactly what it meant.

The Indianapolis Colts were slated all along to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick, so the trade now signified that the Redskins would take Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

That?s exactly how it played out, and Griffin III is off to a fast start in his NFL career.

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RGIII Tops Brees in Superdome; Eagles Nip Browns

Anyone who had any doubts about Robert Griffin III's game translating to the NFL, can put them away. Griffin broke into the league today in banner fashion today, leading the Washington Redskins to 40-32 victory over future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

Griffin had an explosive debut, hitting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and 2 TDs. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner completed passes to eight different receiver, threw no INTs and gained 42 yards on the ground on 10 carries.

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