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How's EJ doing? Part II

While trying to recover from another brutal loss, I remembered that this season was, is, and should be about EJ Manuel’s development (at least that’s what I’m trying to tell myself, lest I start cursing at Stevie and Chandler yet again.)

I decided its time to gauge EJ’s production by again comparing him to the four successful rookie quarterbacks from last year. I’m leaving out Weeden for obvious reasons, and I’m also leaving the Browns game out of Manuel’s record since he didn’t finish the game.

Sadly, Manuel missed four games so he won’t get as much time to develop this year as these quarterbacks did. Nevertheless, I was curious to see if he still remained in the middle of the pack when compared to Russell Wilson, RGIII, Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill.

Rookie QB stats after their first 8 games:

Manuel

(2013)

Wilson

(2012)

RGIII

(2012)

Luck

(2012)

Tannehill (2012)

Completions

145

129

149

190

142

Passing attempts

249

210

223

336

241

Passing yards

1,595

1,466

1,778

2,404

1,762

Yards/attempt

6.4

7.0

8.0

7.2

7.3

Touchdowns

9

10

8

10

5

Interceptions

4

8

3

8

6

Fumbles

4

2

8

6

4

Times sacked

17

14

16

19

15

QB rating

82.7

82.4

97.3

79.0

78.2

Team’s record

3-4

4-4

3-5

4-4

4-4

Manuel (2013)

Wilson

(2012)

RGIII

(2012)

Luck

(2012)

Tannehill (2012)

Rushing atts.

34

36

70

27

19

Rushing yards

117

128

476

148

24

Yards per carry

3.4

3.6

6.8

5.5

1.3

Touchdowns

1

0

6

3

1

I’d summarize it all as follows: he remains in the middle of the pack in most categories. He has a significantly worse yards per attempt while doing a better job at protecting the football. I’ll let you all interpret the rest in the comments.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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