NFL RUSH
Rookie Quarterbacks-Past, Present, and Future!

Last year was one of the best years in NFL history for rookie quarterbacks. The Indianapolis Colts selected Andrew Luck as the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins selected Robert Griffin III as the second overall pick. Later on in the first round, the Miami Dolphins selected Ryan Tannehill and theClevland Browns selected Brandon Weeden. In the third round, the Eagles selected Nick Foles and the Seahawks chose Russel Wilson. Five of those six quarterbacks were starting in week one. Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, and Russel Wilson all made the Pro Bowl. The three of them combined for over 10,500 passing yards. Nick Foles came in for the injured Michael Vick in the middle of the season. Ryan Tannehill did pretty well as he threw for almost 3,300 yards. Finally, Brandon Weeden was solid, throwing for almost 3,400 yards.

Two years ago, there was also a great draft class. That year's draft class included quarterbacks Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, Jake Locker, Colin Kaepernick, and Andy Dalton. Cam Newton and Andy Dalton both made the Pro Bowl. Christian Ponder took over for Brett Favre, Cam Newton beat Peyton Manning's record for passing yards by a rookie, Andy Dalton threw 20 touchdowns, Jake Locker only played 5 games, and Colin Kaepernick played a backup role until Alex Smith got hurt in 2012. After the injury to Alex Smith, Kaepernick came in and brought the 49ers to the Super Bowl.

This year's quarterback draft class is also amazing. This year's quarterback class includes, Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, Tyler Wilson, Matt Barkley, E.J. Manuel, and Colin Klein. Geno Smith had an excellent college career and will likely be drafted in the top-10 of this year's draft. Mike Glennon had a great career at NC State, but likely won't be a starting quarterback in September. Tyler Wilson is a great quarterback and could lead a team to a Super Bowl if his team gives him a chance. Matt Barkley could be a top 10 pick, or a second round draft pick. EJ Manuel is a mobile quarterback and Colin Klein will not likely be drafted until at least the third round.

Rookies didn't typically make the Pro Bowl, until the last two years. For the past two years, five rookie quarterbacks have made it to the Pro Bowl! Rookie quarterbacks are just getting better. In the past, the rookie quarterback usually had a headset and clipboard for their first year in the NFL. However, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Cam Newton have changed that. Will rookie quarterbacks continue to be this good? Only time will tell.

 

Who is the best rookie quarterback in this year's draft?

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 9, 2013

    lavontedavid54 · draftee

    rg3 rg3

  • New York Giants

    April 8, 2013

    giantsrock534 · draftee

    @Col Nah. I think David Wilson should be because he got amazing kickoff returns.

  • Indianapolis Colts

    April 6, 2013

    coltsman1812 · draftee

    andrew luck should won rookie of the year

  • Denver Broncos

    April 4, 2013

    tebowwow · draftee

    Russel wilson did win rookie of the year Robert Griffin won offensive rookie of the year

  • Denver Broncos

    April 4, 2013

    tebowwow · draftee

    matt barkley is the best it is just that he got injured

  • Washington Redskins

    April 3, 2013

    koran · draftee

    go rg3

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    geno smith best qb this year

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    rg3 best rookie this year

  • New York Giants

    April 1, 2013

    maulerepstein · draftee

    With fermot

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    April 1, 2013

    londonfletcher2 · draftee

    heatnation6 it is because Redskins are better espescally (sorry I dont know how to spell that) Santana Moss take that Russel Wilson ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 31, 2013

    fuzz0132 · 2nd string

    pivot7804 same with me dude

  • New York Jets

    March 29, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    gsmith

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 29, 2013

    ravennation808 · draftee

    agree heatnation6 and heat all the way

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 29, 2013

    ravennation808 · draftee

    geno smith

  • Buffalo Bills

    March 28, 2013

    sambills13 · draftee

    2 awesome! QBS

  • New York Giants

    March 27, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    same here pivot

  • New York Giants

    March 27, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    i love geno smith

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 27, 2013

    pivot7804 · draftee

    I have have Andrew luck and RG3's rookie card

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 26, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Geno smith is way overrated

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    March 26, 2013

    heatnation6 · draftee

    RUSELL WILSON ALL DA WAY

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    March 26, 2013

    heatnation6 · draftee

    RUSELL WILSON SHOULD HAVE WON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 26, 2013

    beatthepack · draftee

    none of the them E.j. manuel is the best

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 25, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    Go Russell! He did the best! Best record in regular season for rookie QB's,

  • Detroit Lions

    March 25, 2013

    BoyScout99 · draftee

    How is Tyler Wilson and Colin Klein in this poll, but not Landry Jones?

  • New England Patriots

    March 25, 2013

    darksideirock · draftee

    first comment :) go rg3