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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III didn’t look like a first-year player in Washington’s 40-32 upset at the New Orleans Saints on Sunday as he passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in April’s NFL draft, also ran for 42 yards. (Associated Press)

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III didn’t look like a first-year player in Washington’s 40-32 upset at the New Orleans Saints on Sunday as he passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in April’s NFL draft, also ran for 42 yards. (Associated Press)

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III used his full skill set in Washington’s 40-32 win over New Orleans on Sunday, throwing quick screens and deep passes while also running the option. “I just wanted to be myself,” said Griffin, a rookie out of Baylor University. (Associated Press)

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Redskins fans show off Robert Griffin III-themed signs during Washington’s 40-32 win at the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Griffin’s rating for the game was 139.9. (Associated Press)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter to put the Skins up 14-7 as the Washington Redskins takes on the Indianapolis Colts in NFL preseason football at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Saturday, August 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Robert Griffin III celebrates his first career touchdown pass, an 88-yard completion to Pierre Garcon (Associated Press)

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The Redskins drafted quarterback Robert Griffin III (above) and brought in wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan in an attempt to improve an offense that was 20th in the NFL in yards per play in 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The Redskins drafted quarterback Robert Griffin III (above) and brought in wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan in an attempt to improve an offense that was 20th in the NFL in yards per play in 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Tech defensive end Jackson Richards (43) can't stop Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) on his way to a second-quarter touchdown during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

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FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH NFL DRAFT STORIES - FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. Griffin is a top prospect in the upcoming NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2011 file photo shows Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) finding running room behind the line of scrimmage against Texas in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Griffin III has won The Associated Press college football player of the year, adding another award to his impressive postseason haul. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter to put the Skins up 14-7 as the Washington Redskins takes on the Indianapolis Colts in NFL preseason football at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Saturday, August 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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preston keres/special to the washington times Big things are expected from Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, who has yet to show fans what he’s capable of after the Redskins kept him relatively under wraps during the preseason. While expectations are sky high, Rich Campbell ranks RG3 and his team below the New York Jets and their quarterback tandem of Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow (below).

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Something strikes Robert Griffin III as funny during a strategy session with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during a preseason game against the Colts. Shanahan, shown with Griffin during drills below, says it will be important to take pressure off the rookie by running the ball effectively. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III and Indianapolis counterpart Andrew Luck always will be measured against each other after Luck and Griffin went 1-2 in the draft. Other rookie QBs who earned starting jobs are (botttom, left to right) Cleveland’s Brandon Weeden, Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill.

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Something strikes Robert Griffin III as funny during a strategy session with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during a preseason game against the Colts. Shanahan, shown with Griffin during drills below, says it will be important to take pressure off the rookie by running the ball effectively. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) shares a moment with Heath Shuler, whose career as a congressman has outshined his playing days with the Redskins (below). Shuler never lived up to the hype of being the No. 3 overall pick out of Tennessee in 1994. (Associated Press)

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Robert Griffin III and Rex Grossman throwing the same sprint-out pass. / NFL.com