Long term, who knows? But this has been the greatest rookie class of quarterbacks in terms of instant impact in NFL history. When the playoffs open in a couple weeks, there's a more than decent chance Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson will all be there, with the valuable Kirk Cousins backing up Griffin in Washington.
Wouldn't that be something? Something unprecedented. Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan both led their teams to the playoffs as rookies in 2008. And in that famed Class of '83, both Dan Marino's Dolphins and John Elway's Broncos made the postseason dance, albeit with both quarterbacks as their team's part-time starters. But three rookie full-time starters in the playoffs? That's ridiculous.
And now, entirely plausible. Indianapolis, Seattle and Washington all have work left to do, but they're all in the driver's seat with two weeks remaining in the regular season. And that alone makes the promise of this year's postseason kind of special. And that's not even counting second-year quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton and Christian Ponder, who could all get involved in January's fun.
We don't have much longer to wait until the playoffs unfold. Now on to this week's rankings....
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