Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
A lot of anticipation of how all the starting rookie quarterbacks would fare is now over. There was only one that stood out and got a win for his team. As for the others...
Ryan Tannehill struggled against the Houston Texans' stout defense. He completed just over 50 percent of his passes with zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Lack of true threats at receiver aren't helping his cause however.
Brandon Weeden is the oldest of the rookies at 28 years old. He also struggled, completing just 38 percent of his passes. He, too, had no touchdown passes, but four interceptions showed the decision-making is a skill Weeden will have to develop.
Andrew Luck had Indianapolis fans ready for a new era. The No. 1 overall pick in the draft went 23-for-45 and 309 yards passing. He even had a touchdown pass, but the three interceptions would end up hurting as the Indianapolis Colts, who kept this game close in the first half, lost to the Bears by 20 points.
Russell Wilson, who wasn't even considered the starter two weeks ago, had a lot to prove. After wowing in the preseason, he went 18-for-34 for a measly 153 yards. He did have one touchdown, but one interception as well. The Seattle Seahawks are more of a running team these days anyways, and the QB battle continues in Seattle.
Robert Griffin III seemed to be the one rookie quarterback ready to come out and play. Not only was he the only one of the five to win his game, but he was the only one to not throw an interception. He looked poised in the pocket and showed his scrambling abilities in key situations. He was able to keep his team ahead after taking an early lead and gave Washington Redskins fans everywhere hope for the future.