Week 12 Features TWELVE Rookie or Second-Year Starting Quarterbacks
By: The Football Girl | Posted: November 25, 2012
Say you’ve been stuck in a hole for a few years or just swore off football for some reason. If you decided to get reacquainted with the NFL this week you are probably wondering who the heck are all these new faces under center. You’re not seeing things because Week 12 features TWELVE starting quarterbacks who are rookies or in their second-year.
Check out this roll call of baby quarterbacks:
Nick Foles, Eagles
Robert Griffin III, Redskins
Ryan Lindley, Cardinals
Andrew Luck, Colts
Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
Brandon Weeden, Browns
Russell Wilson, Seahawks
Andy Dalton, Bengals
Colin Kaepernick, 49ers
Jake Locker, Titans
Cam Newton, Panthers
Christian Ponder, Vikings
The world of quarterbacks is always intriguing but even moreso with this extreme trend toward youth. A quick glance at the list reveals guys who clearly won’t be starting in 2013, or possibly even next week. However, many of these quarterbacks are franchise quality and have found their home for years to come.
That means the pickins’ are slim for Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, and the entire 2013 quarterback draft class, at least to come in as a bona fide starter next season. There will be a few openings (Kansas City, and perhaps Jacksonville, New York and Oakland), but for the most part the coveted role of “quarterback as franchise savior” is a bit backed up at the moment.