NFL Rookie Race

By Michael Bradford

In the 2012 NFL season, three rookies have risen above the competition to be considered Offensive Rookie of the year.  Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, and Andrew Luck are among the Rookie of the Year hopefuls.

Russell Wilson, Quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks started the pre-season off as the backup to Quarterback Matt Flynn who just signed a multi-million dollar contract.  By the 2012 regular season Wilson had taken the starting Quarterback position. He went on to lead the Seahawks to a 10-5 clinching a playoff berth.

Robert Griffin III was drafted number two overall in the 2012 NFL draft. Since then, Griffin has thrown 20 TD passes and has a 104.1 QB Rating. Griffin’s playoff hopes rest in the final game of the season versus the Cowboys.

Andrew Luck entered the NFL with high expectations. The number one overall pick of the 2012 draft has lived up to the hype. Luck, broke the NFL rookie single-season pass yard record; recording 4,183 yards. The Colts also have shot at the Super Bowl by clinching a playoff berth do to wild card.

As the NFL offense Rookie of the year debate heats up. Let’s take a look at the states.

Russell Wilson

Passing

QB Rating

Comp %

Pass Yards

TD

Int

98.0

63.4

2,868

25

10

Rushing

Rush Yards

TD

Fum Lost

431

3

1

Robert Griffin III

Passing

QB Rating

Comp %

Pass Yards

TD

Int

104.1

66.4

3,100

20

5

 Rushing

Rush Yards

TD

Fum Lost

752

6

2

Andrew Luck

Passing

QB Rating

Comp %

Pass Yards

TD

Int

75.6

54.3

4,183

21

18

Rushing

Rush Yards

TD

Fum Lost

254

5

0

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