NFL Week 2 Rookie Quarterback Comparison

The second week of the NFL season is nearly complete. The NFL saw a record five rookie quarterbacks start week one, including the Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill. Opening weekend was a rough one for most of the rookies, except for the Washington Redskins' Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III. However, all of the rookies seemed to bounce back in Week 2.

Listed in order in which they were selected in the 2012 Draft, here are the results from Week 2 for each rookie, as well as their season stats:

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1. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts:

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 2 20 31 64.5 224 7.2 2 0 107.5 4 21 0
Season 43 76 56.6 533 7.01 3 3 75.2 6 30 0

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2. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins:

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 2 20 29 68.9 206 7.1 1 1 86.3 11 82 2
Season 39 55 70.9 526 9.56 3 1 111.6 20 124 2

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3. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins:

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 2 18 30 60.0 200 6.67 1 0 91.0 3 14 1
Season 38 66 57.6 419 6.35 1 3 62.6 5 13 1

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4. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns:

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 2 26 37 70.3 322 8.70 2 0 114.9 2 6 0
Season 38 72 52.8 440 6.11 2 4 57.6 4 31 0

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5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks:

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 2 15 20 75.0 151 7.55 1 0 112.7 4 28 0
Season 33 54 61.1 304 5.63 2 1 81.1 12 48 0

While Griffin is clearly the class of the field still, the other four rookies all closed in a little this week. In fact, on ESPN's SportsCenter today, former NFL quarterback turned analyst Ron Jaworki gave each rookie quarterback a letter grade for their respective performances. Griffin received a B, while the others all received an A. And, Jaws stressed that he does not grade based on these five being rookies, but based on them being NFL quarterbacks.

What do you think of the rookies?

[Picture Credits: Andrew Luck picture courtesy Thomas J. Russo - US PRESSWIRE 9/16/12; Robert Griffin III picture courtesy Scott Rovak - US PRESSWIRE 9/16/12; Ryan Tannehill picture courtesy Steve Mitchell - US PRESSWIRE 9/16/12; Brandon Weeden picture courtesy Andrew Weber - US PRESSWIRE 9/16/12; Russell Wilson picture courtesy Joe Nicholson - US PRESSWIRE 9/16/12]

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