Take a deep breath. Week 1 is always the week of overreactions. "Team X is great/horrible. Player X is unstoppable/a bust."
Robert Griffin III had a spectacular debut, but let's not go off the deep end. Defenses will refine how to scheme him, and he'll have good weeks and bad weeks. That's what happened to Cam Newton last season after he set a rookie record by throwing for 422 yards in his debut.
The scary thing with Griffin is he's pretty thin, and he throws his body around with abandon. He's playing behind a shaky line with a rookie running back, too, so the Redskins have to be extra nervous about keeping him healthy.
Robert Griffin III did what few thought was possible by going into the raucous Superdome and outdueling one of the game's finest quarterbacks, Drew Brees, in a shootout.
The landscape in the NFL is shifting with rookie quarterbacks experiencing success. Andy Dalton helped guide the Bengals to the postseason a year ago and Cam Newton set records with the Panthers.
It's impossible to put a ceiling on Griffin at this point. He plays in a tough division on a team that most believe is in the process of rebuilding around him. But the energy he's brought the organization and his playmaking ability, at least on one afternoon, make competing in the NFC East certainly a possibility.