Geno Smith has no assurance of a starting job and is one of five quarterbacks on the New York Jets’ roster. Still, he’s favored by oddsmakers to win the 2013 National Football League offensive rookie of the year award.
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III helped make 2012 the year of the rookie quarterback in the National Football League after becoming the first duo at the position selected first and second in the draft in 13 years.
The Indianapolis Colts agreed on a contract with free-agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, a first-round draft pick who led the Oakland Raiders in catches and receiving yards over the last four seasons.
Peyton Manning was cut today by the Indianapolis Colts, ending 14 years with the club that included a Super Bowl title, four Most Valuable Player awards and finally questions over his surgically repaired neck and throwing strength.
Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck set rookie-quarterback records all season, exceeding expectations. Now they will get their first taste of the playoffs, with two of their teams going head-to-head in the opening round.
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III became the fifth pair of quarterbacks taken with the top two picks in the National Football League draft, selected by the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, respectively.
Robert Griffin III of Baylor University is among five finalists for the Heisman Trophy and will be joined at this week’s award ceremony in New York by fellow quarterback Andrew Luck, running backs Montee Ball and Trent Richardson, and cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.