Over his first 12 NFL games, Robert Griffin III has already shown himself to be one of the most dynamic players in the game. The rookie quarterback can beat defenses with his legs. He can beat them with his arm. He can beat them with his ball-fakes and reads.
He can also beat defenses by fumbling.
Early in the first quarter against the NFC East leading Giants on "Monday Night Football," RG3 faked a handoff to fellow rookie Alfred Morris. He waited to pull the ball back long enough to freeze the New York's defense and took off to his left. After he picked up the first down and made it into the red zone, RG3 tried sliding to avoid a hit. But safety Stevie Brown came flying in and knocked the ball loose just before Griffin hit the ground.
Luckily for the Griffin and the Redskins, the ball bounced in the air and right into the hands of receiver Josh Morgan, who wasted no time taking it to the end zone.
Touchdown? Was Griffin down by contact? Touchdown!
Officials reviewed the wild play and confirmed the ruling on the field. Six points for Washington, with an extra point attempt coming. The score staked the Redskins to an early 7-3 lead. They would trail by three at halftime, but RG3 was able to rally the Redskins back to a 17-16 win.
When asked about the fumble after the game, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan jokingly said Griffin had "worked on that during the week."
Even though it was a joke, this was the second time a Redskins receiver recovered a fumble by RG3 for a touchdown. And several on Twitter noticed even Griffin's bad plays can turn into good ones.