The Stats – 5 NFL Rookie QB’s Debut

Like many sports fans I love numbers and of course numbers equal stats.  So what better way to break down the most anticipated element of the 1st week of NFL action.  The focus was on the top 5 rookie Quarterbacks.  Those QB’s being Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Branden Weeden, Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson.  So let’s let the numbers speak for themselves and see how these rookies did in their first NFL games.

The Stats

Robert Griffin III (Redskins)

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Completion Percentage: 73.1%

Passing Yards: 320

Rushing Yards: 42

Touchdowns: 2

Interceptions: 0

Win (Defeated the Saints 40-32)

Andrew Luck (Colts)

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Completion Percentage: 51.1%

Passing Yards: 309

Rushing Yards: 9

Touchdowns: 1

Interceptions: 3

Loss (Defeated 41-21 by the Bears)

Branden Weeden (Browns)

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Completion Percentage: 34.3%

Passing Yards: 118

Rushing Yards: 25

Touchdowns: 0

Interceptions: 4

Loss (Defeated by the Eagles 17-16)

Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins)

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Completion Percentage: 55.6%

Passing Yards: 219

Rushing Yards: -1

Touchdowns: 0

Interceptions: 3

Loss (Defeated by Texans 30-10)

Russell Wilson (Seahawks)

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Completion Percentage: 52.9%

Passing Yards: 153

Rushing Yards: 20

Touchdowns: 1

Interceptions: 1

Loss (Defeated by the Cardinals 20-16)

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