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NFL Rookie Quarterback Comparison - Week 3

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Week 3 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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Last night concluded the third week of the NFL season, and the last of the five rookie quarterbacks, Russell Wilson, played his third NFL game. We can now do our weekly look at all five quarterbacks from the week, and update their season stats.

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 (1-2):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 3 22 46 47.8 313 6.80 2 1 75.7 4 50 0
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 (1-2):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 3 21 34 61.8 221 6.50 1 0 90.4 12 85 0
Season 60 89 67.4 747 8.39 4 1 103.5 32 209 3

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3. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins (1-2):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 3 16 36 44.4 196 5.44 0 1 50.2 3 3 0
Season 54 102 52.9 615 6.03 1 4 58.2 8 16 1

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4. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns (0-3):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 3 27 43 62.8 237 5.51 1 2 65.8 0 0 0
Season 65 115 56.5 677 5.89 3 6 60.7 4 31 0

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5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (2-1):

Comp Attempts Comp % Yds YPA TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
Week 3 10 21 47.6 130 6.19 2 0 99.3 3 18 0
Season 43 75 57.3 434 5.79 4 1 86.2 15 66 0

The five rookies are all showing strengths in some aspects, and making rookie mistakes in others. Tannehill has dropped to the bottom of the five rookies in passer rating and completion percentage, but to be fair, the team decided to start bombing the ball deep down the field in the second half Sunday, and most of those fell incomplete. RG3, meanwhile, continues to pace the field, with a passer rating over 100.

What do you think of the rookies?

[Picture Credits: Andrew Luck picture courtesy Brian Spurlock - US PRESSWIRE 9/23/12; Robert Griffin III picture courtesy Dale Zanine - US PRESSWIRE 9/23/12; Ryan Tannehill picture courtesy Robert Mayer - US PRESSWIRE 9/23/12; Brandon Weeden picture courtesy Rick Osentoski - US PRESSWIRE 9/23/12; Russell Wilson picture courtesy Joe Nicholson - US PRESSWIRE 9/23/12]

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