Robert Griffin III was an anomaly last week. The rookie quarterback played well, won the game, and got offensive player of the week.
Maybe it shows how special RG3 is. Or maybe it shows how tough it is for most people to play quarterback.
We saw that last year around Austin with the up-and-down season with David Ash and Case McCoy. Now we see the problems in the NFL with guys like Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden.
Guess what? Colt McCoy's lack of success in the NFL has nothing to do with his height or his arm strength. Some is his team. Even more is his youth.
It's tough for young quarterbacks to do well in the next level.
Yes, there are some exceptions. James Brown had his moments as a freshman at UT in '94, and Colt was impressive in his first year in 2006. But, to be honest, JB had some problems. And Colt had a National Championship team around him.
Roger Staubach was an "old" rookie with the Cowboys and still couldn't beat out Craig Morton. Two seasons later, he still had trouble grabbing hold of the starting job, before Tom Landry took a leap of faith. And Staubach had a Super Bowl team from the year before around him.
Troy Aikman didn't win a game as a rookie in '89. And he only won half of his starts his second year in '90.
Both are proof it usually takes some time for a quarterback to be ready for "the next level".
They need time. Time to learn. Time to mature. Time to get more talented people around them on the team. That's what Colt needed in Cleveland. That's what Tannehill needs in Miami. You're going to see lots of young quarterback growing pains this year.
Except, maybe, for RG3. If he can keep this up, who knows where the Redskins will end up.
Sometimes, it's fun being an anomaly.