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A First-Year Six-Pack

A look at 2012's rookie starting quarterbacks.

A First-Year Six-Pack

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will make his first career NFL start on Sunday. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will make his first career NFL start on Sunday. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles’ Nick Foles (3rd round, 88th pick) Sunday will become the sixth quarterback drafted in 2012 to start an NFL game. The previous five have been starting since Day 1. Here are their numbers entering Week 11:

 Quarterback  Team  Rd. 
 Pk. 
 Cmp. 
 Att. 
 Yds.  
 TD 
 Int. 
 Andrew Luck
 Colts  1    1  208  362  2631  10    9
 Robert Griffin III
 Redskins  1    2
 172  262  1993    8
   3
 Ryan Tannehill
 Dolphins  1    8
 165  280  1979    5
   9
 Brandon Weeden 
 Browns  1  22  185  336  2088    9
 12
 Russell Wilson
 Seahawks 
 3  75  157  253  1827  15    8
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