NFL could have 4 rookie QB starters to open season
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cam Newton and Andy Dalton were the only rookie quarterbacks to start every game last season. This year, four rookies have a chance to do the same thing.
Start with Andrew Luck for Indianapolis and Robert Griffin III for Washington, toss in Ryan Tannehill for Miami and Brandon Weeden for Cleveland, and you've got a quartet of QBs drafted with immediate starter potential.
Dating back to 1950, it would be the first time four rookie quarterbacks start their team's first game, according to STATS LLC.
"Quarterbacks are learning earlier, learning faster, and they've gotten so much better over the years," says NFL draft consultant Gil Brandt, the former Dallas Cowboys general manager.