Justin Herbert - Rookie

NFL Rookie QB Stats 2017-2022

The 2022 NFL regular season has ended. Listed below are Rookie QB stats from 2017-2022. I also take a closer look at the 2022 Rookie QBs.

Most Passing Yards (YDS)

1Justin HerbertLAC2020153965954336
2Mac JonesNE2021173525213801
3Baker MayfieldCLE2018143104863725
4Kyler MurrayARI2019163495423722
5Trevor LawrenceJAX2021173596023641
6Gardner MinshewJAX2019142854703271
7Daniel JonesNYG2019132844593027
8DeShone KizerCLE2017152554762894
9Sam DarnoldNYJ2018132394142865
10Joe BurrowCIN2020102644042688
11Davis MillsHOU2021132633942664
12Kenny PickettPIT2022132453892404
13Zach WilsonNYJ2021132133832334
14Josh RosenARI2018142173932278
15Nick MullensSF201881762742277

Most Passing Touchdowns (TD)

1Justin HerbertLAC20201531
2Baker MayfieldCLE20181427
3Daniel JonesNYG20191324
4Mac JonesNE20211722
5Gardner MinshewJAX20191421
6Kyler MurrayARI20191620
7Deshaun WatsonHOU2017719
8Sam DarnoldNYJ20181317
9Davis MillsHOU20211316
10Joe BurrowCIN20201013
10Nick MullensSF2018813
10Brock PurdySF2022913
13Trevor LawrenceJAX20211712
14DeShone KizerCLE20171511
14Josh RosenARI20181411
14Tua TagovailoaMIA20201011

2022 Rookie QBs

There are 4 Rookie QBs in 2022 that stood out.

Kenny Pickett

The lone 1st rounder, Kenny Pickett, didn’t start the season for the Steelers, but he showed great improvement after the Steelers bye week.

Before the bye, Pickett completed 112 passes for 962 yards with 2 passing TDs and 8 INTs in 4.5 games. He also rushed for 98 yards with 2 TDs. Pickett was sacked 12 times.

After the bye, Pickett completed 133 passes for 1442 yards with 5 passing TDs and 1 INT in 8 games. He also rushed for 139 yards and 1 TD. Pickett was sacked 15 times.

Brock Purdy

Brock Purdy was the last draft pick in 2022 draft also known as Mr. Irrelevant. Purdy started the last 5 games for the San Francisco 49ers and appeared in a total of 9 games. Purdy has been really impressive in the 49ers offense. He has thrown at least 2 TDs in each of the last 6 games, including 3 TDs in the season finale. Out of all the rookie QBs, Purdy leads in TDs (13) and QB Rating (107.3).

Purdy’s season continues as he will get to play in the playoffs vs the Seattle Seahawks on January 14th.

Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 3rd round (74th overall). Ridder started the last 4 games for the Falcons going 2 and 2. Ridder completed 73 of 115 pass attempts for a 63.5 completion percentage. He had 2 passing TDs and 0 INTs. He also had 64 rushing yards.

Bailey Zappe

Bailey Zappe was selected by the New England Patriots in the 4th round (137th overall). Zappe started 2 games and saw in action in 2 other games. Zappe finished with a 2-0 record as a starter. Zappe is the only other rookie QB to have a QB rating over 100 (100.9 to be exact). He completed 65 out of 92 attempts for a 70.7 completion percentage. Zappe had 5 passing TDs and 3 INTs.