DAVIE, Fla. Five rookie quarterbacks are scheduled to start opening week games on Sunday: Andrew Luck (Indianapolis), Robert Griffin III (Washington), Ryan Tannehill (Miami), Brandon Weeden (Cleveland) and Russell Wilson (Seattle).
Its the first time thats happened in more than 40 years. Last year, only two rookie quarterbacks Carolinas Cam Newton and Cincinnatis Andy Dalton started in Week One.
Its going to be a challenge for Ryan, said Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, whose Dolphins open on the road at Houston. No doubt about it.
Itll be a challenge for each of the rookies. In the previous three seasons, a total of eight rookies have basically been their teams starting quarterback.
The best quarterback rating was last year, when Newton finished 15th in the league with an 84.5 rating.
The best record was 9-7, shared by Dalton last season and the Jets Mark Sanchez in 2009. Both teams made the playoffs, and the Jets, fueled by a strong defense and a clock-controlling ground game, ...