Rookie QBs Show No Wear and Tear

Rookie QBs Show No Wear and Tear

The NFL’s fantastic set of rookie quarterbacks have got even better late in the season, even as they’re being asked to play more games than they did in any college or high-school season.

Two weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal noted that rookie QBs this year have started a record 71 games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and won a record 35 of them. Now they’ve started 86 games, won 44 of them and three of the regular starters are in good position to head to the playoffs.

This week, seven rookies have started at quarterback and combined to go 4-3, completing 60.3% of passes while averaging 6.4 yards per attempt and throwing 10 touchdowns to just four interceptions.

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