Robert Griffin III has taken home The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
The Skins QB didn’t have a limp walking to receive the award in New Orleans, which could be the best news of all.
Griffin had surgery to repair two ligaments in his right knee less than a month ago.
“It’s truly a blessing … to be able to stand, first and foremost,” Griffin said.
Speaking to the media for the first time since his January 9th operation, the man known as RG3 said he’s aiming to return to action at the start of next season.
“The knee is good. … I’m pretty far ahead. I don’t want to scare anyone, so I’ll take it slow,” said Griffin, who wore a tie with the Redskins’ burgundy and gold colors. “My goal is Week 1.”
He received 29 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league, topping two other quarterbacks who also took their teams to the postseason: Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts got 11 votes, and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks got 10.