RG3 stats comparison through 6 games

For once, I’m posting a non-personal post on my blog.  I’ve been wanting to look at this for awhile, and figured 6 games is enough time to make some observations.  Here is a comparison between RG3 and the other first round rookie QBs through 6 games this season:

RG3: 113/161 (70.2%), 1343 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INT, 100.5 passer rating; 55 rushes, 379 yards (6.9 ypc), 6 TDs

Luck: 118/221 (53.4%), 1488 yards, 7 TDs, 7 INT, 72.0 passer rating, 17 rushes, 103 yards (6.1 ypc), 1 TD

Tannehill: 118/198 (59.6%), 1454 yards, 4 TDs, 6 INT, 76.5 passer rating, 19 rushes, 8 yards (.4 ypc), 1 TD, 2 fumbles

Analysis: he takes care of the ball.  Look at the TD/INT ratio. He makes smart decisions. Look at that 70.2% completion percentage. Sure, a lot of them are short passes, but he LEADS THE ENTIRE NFL in this stat. His overall play is fantastic. Look at his 100.5 QB rating.  He is third behind AARON RODGERS (105.4) AND PEYTON MANNING (105.0) and just ahead of Ben Roethlisberger (99.9), Matt Ryan (98.8) and Tom Brady (97.2).  Good company, eh?

Let’s throw Cam Newton’s first 6 games in the mix for comparison’s sake.  Supposedly Cam had a monster rookie year, right?  Compare his completion percentage, TD/INT ratio and passer rating to RG3.  He was a great running QB too, right?  Yeah, compare those numbers so far.

Cam: 134/229 (58.5%), 1847 yards, 7 TDs, 9 INT, 78.2 passer rating; 47 rushes, 207 yards (4.4 ypc), 6 TDs

Conclusion: if RG3 stays healthy, LOOK OUT.

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