Rick Gosselin provides this interesting stat:
Rookie quarterbacks are 0-3 in their NFL starting debuts this season with Arizona’s Matt Leinart and Tampa Bay’s Bruce Gradkowski both losing Sunday. They join Week 4 loser Vince Young of Tennessee. Rookie quarterbacks have lost 11 consecutive starting debuts, including those by No. 1 overall picks Alex Smith in 2005 and Eli Manning in 2004. You have to go all the way back to November 2004 to find a rookie quarterback who won his NFL starting debut. Incredibly, it was Drew Henson of the Cowboys â€“ and he was yanked at halftime of that start.
Granting that the fact a rookie QB is starting usually means the team is very bad, that’s an amazing streak.
- Detroit Lions release QB Drew Henson
- Cowboys Give Up on Drew Henson
- Tony Romo Ranking
- Dilfer to 49ers, Dorsey to Browns
- Chargers Looking Good in Manning Trade
- Drew Henson a Colt?
- Drew Henson’s Stock Rises after NFL Europe Play
- Browns Trade Charlie Frye, Starting QB
- Eli Manning Better Than You Think?
- Cowboys Looking at Detroit QB Joey Harrington
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
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