Why RG3 is currently ahead of Luck

Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck have both played well this season as rookie quarterbacks. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be linked and compared throughout their careers -- that's what going first and second, respectively, in the draft will do. And while their playing styles certainly differ, their results -- at least to this point in their careers -- have only invited more comparison.

Griffin and Luck currently are sixth and seventh in season-long Total QBR, ahead of both Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. Griffin's 74.4 rating and Luck's 73.6 are practically indistinguishable. But looking more closely at their performances, we can see how their contributions have differed and why Griffin might be on a faster track to quarterback dominance than Luck.