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Doug Martin, Andrew Luck, RG3: Who is rookie of the year? [Poll]

November 05, 2012|By Chuck Schilken
  • Tampa Bay's Doug Martin, left, Indianapolis' Andrew Luck and Washington's Robert Griffin III all look like rookie-of-the-year candidates.
Tampa Bay's Doug Martin, left, Indianapolis' Andrew Luck and… (Daniel Wallace / MCT; Joe…)

Doug Martin forced his way into the rookie of the year conversation by rushing for 251 yards and four touchdowns for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

But was it enough to give him an edge over quarterbacks Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts and Robert Griffin III as the NFL enters the second half of its season?

Martin has rushed for 794 yards in 154 attempts (5.2 yards per attempt) with seven touchdowns and also has 20 receptions for 245 yards and a touchdown for the 4-4 Buccaneers, who have won two straight.

And he seems to be getting better and better. His big game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday came on the heals of a game against the Minnesota Vikings, in which he rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown and also caught a touchdown pass.

But Luck and Griffin are no slouches either. Luck broke the league's rookie record by throwing for 433 yards Sunday in the Colts' victory over the Miami Dolphins. He has completed 56.5% of his passes for 2,404 yards and 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions and a passer rating of 79.0.

He also has three touchdowns rushing and, perhaps most important of all, has led the Colts to a 5-3 record, including three straight wins.

Griffin has completed 66.8% of his passes for 1,778 yards and eight touchdowns with three interceptions and a passer rating of 97.3. But he has become most known for his spectacular runs -- he's rushed for 476 yards and six touchdowns in 70 attempts.

But unlike the Buccaneers and Colts, the Redskins are in a downward spiral, having lost three straight for a 3-6 record.

Which of the three players do you think deserves rookie-of-the-year honors at this point? Please vote in the poll, then leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.

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