Originally Posted by 76Texan
Terry Bradshaw started 8 games his rookie year.
He played in 14 games.
Bradshaw got credited for 3 wins.
In those wins, his lines are as followed:
A seven to three win over the Oilers
8 of 17 for 208 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs - 3 rushes for 1 yard
A 23-3 win
3 of 12 for 24 yards, no TD nor INT - 2 rushes for 18 yards.
A 21-10 win
4-12 for 40 yards, no TD nor INT - 3 rushes for 15 yards.
For the year, he completed 38% of his passes (83-218) for 1,410 yards, 6 TDs and 24 INTs
In his second year, he improved the numbers to 54.4% (203-373), 2259 yards, 13 TDS and 22 INTs.
In his third year, it was 47.73% for 1,887 yards, 12 TDs, 12 Ints.
It is quite common, much more common than people realize.
Check out Brees' number in his second and third years.
They were worse than Keenum's
Check out Favre, Tarkenton, Bledsoe, Cunningham, Elway, Fouts, Griese Sr., Archie Manning, Eli, McNair, Moon (NfL), Alex Smith, Theisman to name a fews.