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2012 Rookie Quarterbacks Shine

By Chris Malumphy

Rookie quarterbacks have demonstrated remarkable skill thus far in 2012 and may represent the premier quarterback crop of recent years. With four quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and with each of those players, plus another third rounder, being thrust into immediate action as starters in week one, either the expectations, or the desperation, was high in several cities throughout the league. The rookies have not disappointed. Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson both spot gaudy quarterback ratings. Andrew Luck has numerous come from behind victories. The Miami Dolphins are pleased with Ryan Tennehill and Brandon Weeden has placed the Browns in their most optismistic mood in several years. With 75 percent of the season being completed, here is how the quarterbacks drafted in 2012 stack up against each other thus far:

2012 Drafted Rookie Quarterbacks
(as of December 5)
Name Year Round Pick Player Team College Att C Pct Yds Avg/
Att
Avg/
Comp
TD TD
Pct
Int Int
Pct
Sacked Pct
Sacked
QB
Rating
Robert Griffin III2012122RedskinsBaylor32521867.126608.212.2175.241.2257.1104.4
Kirk Cousins201247102RedskinsMichigan State9555.611112.322.2111.1222.2110.097.2
Russell Wilson201231275SeahawksWisconsin31720163.423447.411.7196.082.5236.895.2
Andrew Luck2012111ColtsStanford50327955.535967.112.9173.4163.2285.376.1
Nick Foles201232588EaglesArizona1338160.97936.09.821.532.385.773.3
Ryan Tannehill2012188DolphinsTexas A&M36321057.925597.112.271.9123.3236.072.3
Brandon Weeden201212222BrownsOklahoma State43324757.028206.511.4133.0153.5214.672.3
Ryan Lindley2012615185CardinalsSan Diego State1035048.54484.49.000.054.976.440.4
Brock Osweiler201222557BroncosArizona State                          
B.J. Coleman2012736243PackersTennessee-Chattanooga                          
Chandler Harnish2012746253ColtsNorthern Illinois                          

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