GRIDIRON FOOTBALL ALUMNI NFL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: WHO IS THE BREAKOUT ROOKIE OF WEEK ONE OF THE PRESEASON?
Football season is back. It may just be the preseason, but just having football back on the television says a lot, especially in the dog days of summer.
With a week of NFL preseason games officially in the rear-view mirror, it’s a great time to start pinpointing the rookies that could make a significant impact this season, judging by their performances in week one.
The obvious answer right off the bat would be Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts. Luck threw for 186 yards on 10-of-16 passing, including a touchdown pass on his first pass as an Indianapolis Colt. The rookie was extremely poised, and more importantly did not turn the football over.
One could also make the argument for Robert Griffin III, who threw for 70 yards on 4-of-6 passing, leading the Redskins to their only scoring drive of the game. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was also impressive, going 7-of-8 in his Dolphins debut.
Was it Luck, Griffin III, Tannehill or another rookie? Who would you pick for the breakout rookie of the preseason to this point?