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Robert Griffin III plays like Tim Tebow, only better

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Regardless of how RG3 evolves, his success with the triple option does settle one lingering question in the Great Tebow Debate: With the right pieces, a college-style offense that relies heavily on athletic ability and improvisation can succeed in the National Football League, at least for a while.

If Tebow were a better passer, perhaps he could run this kind of offense for years, because he's built like a fullback. But it's unlikely that RG3 would be able to withstand such a pounding. In the meantime, it is fun to watch.

Where do the other NFL rookie QBs, such as Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson and Indianapolis Colt Andrew Luck, fit into this picture?

Despite their skills running the ball, neither Wilson nor Luck runs an offense like RG3. Wilson, the more gifted runner of the two, is more Drew Brees than Michael Vick. He – and his coaches – know that his speed and agility are weapons, and they use them to great effect several times a game. But Wilson is not a hybrid QB like RG3 or Tim Tebow.

Instead, the coaches have slowly trusted him with more and more of their pro-style playbook. When the season started, they put the team largely in the hands of running back Marshawn Lynch and a strong defense. But since Week 5, Wilson has been the best quarterback in the league by some measures. 

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