Young Man's Game: 20 Starting QB's Younger Than 30
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As the NFL season kicks off, quarterbacks will be in the spotlight…whether it’s start No. 1 or 225!
Rookie quarterbacks EJ MANUEL of the Buffalo Bills and GENO SMITH of the New York Jets will make their first NFL starts this Sunday.
Meanwhile, Denver Broncos veteran quarterback PEYTON MANNING is beginning his 16th NFL season and will make his 225th career start.
A by-the-numbers look at the 31 announced starting quarterbacks:
Manuel, Buf; Smith, NYJ
Rookie or Second-year
Manuel, Buf; Weeden, Cle; Luck, Ind; Tannehill, Mia; Smith, NYJ; Wilson, Sea; Griffin III, Was
1st-round Draft picks
Palmer, Arz; Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Manuel, Buf; Newton, Car; Cutler, Chi; Weeden, Cle; P. Manning, Den; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Luck, Ind; Gabbert, Jax; Smith, KC; Tannehill, Mia; Ponder, Min; E. Manning, NYG; Vick, Phi; Roethlisberger, Pit; Rivers, SD; Bradford, StL; Freeman, TB; Locker, Ten; Griffin III, Was
6th-Round Draft picks or later
Romo, Dal (Undrafted); Brady, NE (Round 6)
No. 1 overall picks
Palmer, Arz; Newton, Car; P. Manning, Den; Stafford, Det; Luck, Ind; E. Manning, NYG; Vick, Phi; Smith, SF; Bradford, StL
Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undrafted
Romo, Dal; Schaub, Hou; Brady, NE; Wilson, Sea
Younger than 30 years old
Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Manuel, Buf; Newton, Car; Dalton, Cin; Weeden, Cle; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Luck, Ind; Gabbert, Jax; Smith, KC; Tannehill, Mia; Ponder, Min; Smith, NYJ; Kaepernick, SF; Wilson, Sea; Bradford, StL; Freeman, TB; Locker, Ten; Griffin III, Was
From Texas, most of any state
Dalton, Cin; Stafford, Det; Luck, Ind; Tannehill, Mia; Ponder, Min; Brees, NO; Griffin III, Was
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