Chart: Recent NFL rookie QBs

  • Updated: May 10, 2014 - 7:40 PM

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The top quarterbacks taken in the past three NFL drafts usually have been thrust into starting roles immediately. Here’s a look at their rookie seasons:

2013

E.J. Manuel, Buffalo: 16th overall, Florida State. Started Week 1, missed five games because of torn knee ligament; 11 TD passes, nine interceptions, 77.7 QB rating.

Geno Smith, N.Y. Jets: 39th, West Virginia. Started all season for 8-8 team; 12 TDs, 21 INTs, 66.5 rating.

2012

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis: first, Stanford. Started all 16 games, set a rookie record for passing yards and wins by a rookie QB drafted first overall (11), leading the Colts into the playoffs; made the Pro Bowl; 23 TDs, 18 INTs, 76.9 rating.

Robert Griffin III, Washington: second, Baylor. Best rookie QB rating in history (102.4); 20 TDs, five INTs, also ran for 815 yards; elected to Pro Bowl; led Redskins to playoffs.

Ryan Tannehill, Miami: eighth, Texas A&M. Started all 16 games; 12 TDs, 13 INTs, 76.1 rating; also started all 16 games last season.

Brandon Weeden, Cleveland: 22nd, Oklahoma State. Started Week 1 and missed only one game; had a Browns rookie record 3,385 yards, with 14 TDs, 17 INTs, 72.6 rating; lost his job last year to Brian Hoyer and was released by the Browns after the season; signed with Dallas.

Brock Osweiler, Denver: 57th, Arizona State. Peyton Manning’s backup. Nuff said.

Russell Wilson, Seattle: 75th, Wisconsin. Started every game, had 26 TDs, 10 INTs and a then-record 100.0 rating for rookie QB; made Pro Bowl; won Super Bowl in his second season.

2011

Cam Newton, Carolina: first, Auburn. Passed for then-rookie record 4,051 yards; had 21 TDs, 17 INTs, 84.5 rating; started all 16 games and made Pro Bowl.

Jake Locker, Tennessee: eighth, Washington. Backed up Matt Hasselbeck all season.

Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville: 10th, Missouri. Started 14 games, had 12 TDs, 11 INTs, 65.4 rating, sacked 40 times, lost five fumbles; now with 49ers.

Christian Ponder, Vikings: 12th, Florida State. Started 10 games after backing up Donovan McNabb; had 13 TDs, 13 INTs, 70.1 rating.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati: 35th, TCU. Has started all 48 games, and has three playoff appearances; as a rookie had 20 TDs, 13 INTs, 80.4 rating.

Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco: 36th, Nevada. Backed up Alex Smith as a rookie; helped 49ers to Super Bowl in second season.

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Pittsburgh - C. Morton
Toronto - D. Hutchison 6:05 PM
Baltimore - U. Jimenez
Washington - T. Roark 6:10 PM
Atlanta - A. Harang
Miami - N. Eovaldi 6:10 PM
NY Mets - B. Colon
NY Yankees - M. Pineda 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi
Cincinnati - J. Cueto 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - J. Arrieta
Chicago WSox - C. Bassitt 7:10 PM
Kansas City - L. Hendriks
Cleveland - C. Kluber 7:10 PM
Houston - N. Tropeano
Detroit - R. Porcello 7:10 PM
Minnesota - R. Nolasco
Milwaukee - W. Peralta 7:15 PM
St. Louis - L. Lynn
Los Angeles - D. Haren 7:40 PM
Colorado - T. Matzek
San Francisco - J. Peavy 8:40 PM
Arizona - J. Collmenter
Seattle - R. Elias 9:05 PM
LA Angels - C. Rasmus
Texas - N. Tepesch 9:05 PM
Oakland - S. Kazmir
Philadelphia - A. Burnett 9:10 PM
San Diego - I. Kennedy
Philadelphia 30 FINAL
Indianapolis 27
Tampa Bay 9/18/14 7:25 PM
Atlanta
San Diego 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Buffalo
Dallas 9/21/14 12:00 PM
St. Louis
Washington 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Philadelphia
Houston 9/21/14 12:00 PM
NY Giants
Minnesota 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New Orleans
Tennessee 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cincinnati
Baltimore 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cleveland
Green Bay 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Detroit
Indianapolis 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Jacksonville
Oakland 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New England
San Francisco 9/21/14 3:05 PM
Arizona
Denver 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Seattle
Kansas City 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Miami
Pittsburgh 9/21/14 7:30 PM
Carolina
(5) Auburn 9/18/14 6:30 PM
(20) Kansas State
Connecticut 9/19/14 7:00 PM
So Florida
Old Dominion 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Rice
Troy 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(13) Georgia
Georgia Tech 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Virginia Tech
Eastern Mich 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(11) Michigan State
Iowa 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Bowling Green 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(19) Wisconsin
Maryland 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Syracuse
Tulane 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Duke
Hawaii 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Colorado
Marshall 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Akron
North Carolina 9/20/14 2:30 PM
East Carolina
Army 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Wake Forest
Virginia 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(21) BYU
(6) Texas A&M 9/20/14 2:30 PM
SMU
Rutgers 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Navy
Central Mich 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Kansas
Utah 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Michigan
Florida 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(3) Alabama
Louisville 9/20/14 2:30 PM
FIU
Fla Atlantic 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Wyoming
Indiana 9/20/14 3:00 PM
(18) Missouri
San Jose St 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Minnesota
Texas State 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Illinois
Massachusetts 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Penn State
Georgia State 9/20/14 5:00 PM
Washington
Appalachian St 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Southern Miss
Miss State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
(8) LSU
Northern Ill 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas
Middle Tennessee 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Memphis
Utah State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas State
Miami-Ohio 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Idaho 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Ohio U
Ball State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Toledo
(14) So Carolina 9/20/14 6:30 PM
Vanderbilt
(4) Oklahoma 9/20/14 6:30 PM
West Virginia
Ga Southern 9/20/14 6:30 PM
South Alabama
UNLV 9/20/14 7:00 PM
Houston
(22) Clemson 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(1) Florida State
Miami-Florida 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(24) Nebraska
New Mexico 9/20/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico St
California 9/20/14 9:00 PM
Arizona
Louisiana 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Boise State
(2) Oregon 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
San Diego St 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Oregon State
Toronto 9/19/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Edmonton 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Calgary 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Montreal
Ottawa 9/21/14 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan
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Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
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Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
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