#1 - Like many of us have said before, no matter the talent, rookie QBs just do not fare well in the NFL. There are a few rare exceptions; but for the most part the good...no, even the great
QBs have performed like, well...like rookies!
#2 - The biggest stat of all for a QB is wins. After that, I would say his QB rating is a pretty big stat, because it shows how efficient he is with the ball. He can have a sorry defense and he could be screwed; he could lack offensive weapons or poor coaching and he's screwed; he could even have poor leadership skills, but he can rise above that and be efficient, which goes a long way towards maturity and his future development (one would hope).
#3 - The chances of TJ Yates making a big splash in the NFL are slim. The chances are even slimmer right now of Yates to take the Texans to the Super Bowl, let alone winning a playoff game. Yet, for what it's worth, I'm still tracking him against his peers.
This time through 4 rookie starts.
QB Rating = 84.5
QB Rating = 69.2
QB Rating = 66.9
QB Rating = 76.9
QB Rating = 80.8
* Bonus * Just for grins
QB Rating = 68.8
It's interesting and should not be avoided that both Dalton and Yates have more complete teams behind them, albeit Cincy has a more talented group of recievers to throw to over the Texans.