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NFL Rookie Quarterback Comparison - Week 4

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Week 4 of our weekly look at the five rookie quarterbacks starting for their respective teams. We look at the weekly and season stats for Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden, and Russell Wilson.

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Week 4 of the NFL season is over, and four of the five rookie quarterbacks are now a quarter of the way through their first NFL season. This week marked the start of the bye week in the NFL, with the Indianapolis Colts not playing, meaning first overall pick Andrew Luck did not play this week.

Listed in order in which they were selected in the 2012 Draft, here are the results from Week 4 for each rookie, as well as their season stats:

1. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (1-2):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
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Season 65 122 53.3 846 6.93 5 4 75.4 10 80 0

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2. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins (2-2):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 4 26 35 74.2 323 9.20 0 0 102.4 7 43 1
Season 86 124 69.4 1070 8.63 4 1 103.2 39 252 4

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3. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins (1-3):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 4 26 41 63.4 431 10.51 1 2 86.5 1 0 0
Season 80 143 55.9 1046 7.32 2 6 66.4 9 16 1

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4. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns (0-4):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 4 25 52 48.1 320 6.15 0 1 59.8 0 0 0
Season 90 167 53.9 997 5.97 3 7 60.4 4 31 0

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5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (2-2):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 4 17 25 68.0 160 6.40 0 3 45.8 7 14 0
Season 60 100 60.0 594 5.94 4 4 73.5 22 80 0

Tannehill clearly had a career day, setting the Dolphins' franchise record for single game passing yards by a rookie. However, he still came in behind Griffin III in passer rating. Wilson had the worst day for the rookies, only throwing for 160 yards and three interceptions.

What do you think of the rookies?

[Picture Credits: Robert Griffin III picture courtesy Matt Stamey - US PRESSWIRE 9/30/12; Ryan Tannehill picture courtesy Matt Kartozian - US PRESSWIRE 9/30/12; Brandon Weeden picture courtesy Mitch Stringer - US PRESSWIRE 9/27/12; Russell Wilson picture courtesy Scott Rovak - US PRESSWIRE 9/30/12]

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