Young Man's Game: 20 Starting QB's Younger Than 30

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 05, 2013



From NFL News Services ...

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:

 

2

Rookie

Manuel, Buf; Smith, NYJ

7

Rookie or Second-year

Manuel, Buf; Weeden, Cle; Luck, Ind; Tannehill, Mia; Smith, NYJ; Wilson, Sea; Griffin III, Was

23

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

2

6th-Round Draft picks or later

Romo, Dal (Undrafted); Brady, NE (Round 6)

9

No. 1 overall picks

Palmer, Arz; Newton, Car; P. Manning, Den; Stafford, Det; Luck, Ind; E. Manning, NYG; Vick, Phi; Smith, SF; Bradford, StL

4

Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undrafted

Romo, Dal; Schaub, Hou; Brady, NE; Wilson, Sea

20

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

7

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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