This time last year; the buzz around the NFL was about the rookie quarterbacks. With Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill all going in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the craze was definitely understandable. Now, that trio of game-changing quarterbacks is a year older. Each player has played three full weeks, which means it’s time to see which signal-caller is having the better sophomore season.
Considering both Tannehill and Russell Wilson have yet to lose a game this year, its easy to point at either of those quarterbacks and say they are the cream of the crop. Not so fast. You see; what Luck has been able to do with the Indianapolis Colts isn’t perfect, but his efforts have been the most impressive. After a dazzling victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Luck and Indy sits atop the AFC South with a 2-1 record.
Luck has done his job in the air with three touchdowns to just one interception. While passing for more yards than Tannehill and Wilson, Luck has also excelled when it comes to scrambling outside of the pocket. In particular, Luck has more rush yards this year than Tannehill and Wilson combined, which is rather surprising.
Griffin’s first-half statistics speak for themselves, and its almost unfair to expect so much from a man who tore his ACL a mere 8 months ago.