Here are the records of all the rookie qb's.
1. Ryan Tannehill – 1W 3L Lost to Arizona Cardinals on the road, lost to new york jets.
2. Robert Griffin III – 2W 2L Lost to St. Louis rams at home, beat an 0 – 4 saints team
3. Andrew Luck – 1W 2L Never played an NFC west team, lost to jacksonville
4. Brandon Weeden - 0W 4L Never played an NFC west team, arguably hardest 4 games
5. Russell Wilson – 2W – 2L lost to both Rams and Cardinals on the road. Surprisingly second hardest schedules.
This is not a comparison to see which one is better as much as it is to show trends in rookie qbs in comparison to RW. There is this idea that somehow Russell is performing at a lower level than the others (as stated by Groz). in reality it appears that no rookie qb has beaten an NFC West team this year. does this explain away his shortcomings (nopun)? of course not, this is a very small sample set and even of this set two of the five quarterbacks haven't even played NFC west teams yet (and have drastically different records). but even in these two (luck, weeden) we see that luck has a bit of "fortune" in the fact that he plays in the weaker divison. Even then he lost to the jacksonville jaguars (1 - 3) and beating the vikings (3 - 1) before they somehow found the sword of Castle Greyskull. Weeden on the other hand is the only guy who has had the harder four games than RW. Brandon Weeden has never faced a team with so much as a losing record this year. Facing two of the harder teams (baltimore and cincinatti who are both division rivals) on the road to open the year doesn't help. Lastly we come to RW and the great irony of this is if you asked anybody who was a seahawk fan what our record would be after the first four games, you would have heard 2 - 2. Which is exactly right, except its flipped from what we thought.
the bottom line is this, the NFC west is tougher, much tougher than we thought. Heck the nfl in general is tougher than and more competitive then i remember it in some time. I think if it would have been W, L, L, W no one would be as up in arms. This kid will be fine.
Stats courtesy of ESPN