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The best rookie quarterbacks

Check out our list of the best rookie quarterbacks ever, including Peyton Manning and Dan Marino.

Originally Published: August 16, 2004
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

Rookie starting QBs are a rare breed, because the conventional wisdom is that a year or two of waiting and watching on the sidelines will be a huge benefit to even the greatest potential pro quarterbacks. But some teams are forced, by lack of talent or injury, to give their rook the helm from the get-go.

Only two play-callers are likely to be thrown right into the action this season: the Giants' Eli Manning and the Chargers' Philip Rivers. Will they be among the best rookie QBs of all ...

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