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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

September 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM

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Passing grades: Russell Wilson among the rookies

Five rookies started at quarterback on opening weekend in the NFL, and Robert Griffin III was the only one who won, and among those four quarterbacks whose team lost, Wilson had the highest quarterback rating and the fewest interceptions:

Player (Team)Comp.-AttYardsTD-INTQB ratingResultOpponent
Andrew Luck (Colts)
1st round (No. 1 overall)
23-453091-352.9Loss, 41-21at Chicago
Robert Griffin III (Washington)
1st round (No. 2)
19-263202-0139.9Win, 40-32at New Orleans
Ryan Tannehill (Miami)
1st round (No. 8)
20-362190-339Loss, 10-30at Texans
Brandon Weeden (Browns)
1st round (No. 22)
12-351180-45.1Loss, 17-16vs. Philadelphia
Russell Wilson (Seattle)
3rd round (No. 75)
18-341531-162.5Loss, 16-20at Cardinals

Putting Russell Wilson's NFL debut in perspective with the other four quarterbacks who've ever started a game for the Seahawks as rookies.

YearRookie QBFirst startComp.-AttYardsTD-INTOpponentResult
2012Russell WilsonGame 118-341531-1Loss, 16-20at Arizona
1993Rick MirerGame 120-271540-1Loss, 12-18at Chargers
1991Dan McGwireGame 53-7270-1Win, 31-3vs. Colts
1988Kelly StoufferGame 511-211640-0Win, 31-20at Falcons
1976Jim ZornGame 117-372922-2Loss, 24-30vs. Rams

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