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Halfway through the 2013 season, the heralded young quarterbacks of the past three NFL drafts have found success doesn't always come easily. While some young QBs have excelled or rebounded from earlier slumps, others have struggled with injuries, or struggled, period. Which of these quarterbacks with three seasons or fewer of NFL experience would you rather have? Click on the images to submit your rankings.

NFL's best young quarterbacks

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

drafted in 2011

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

drafted in 2012

Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert

drafted in 2011

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon

drafted in 2013

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

drafted in 2012

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

drafted in 2011

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

drafted in 2012

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

drafted in 2013

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

drafted in 2011

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

drafted in 2013

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

drafted in 2012

Christian Ponder

Christian Ponder

drafted in 2011

Brandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden

drafted in 2012

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

drafted in 2012

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When you've got a good quarterback, you've got a chance to win in the NFL. When you don't, you change starters. Maybe you sign a free agent off the street as insurance. And maybe you take inspiration from Batman and illuminate the night sky with the Brett signal -- as in Brett Favre -- like the Rams reportedly did.

Now, don't expect live reports from Hattiesburg, Miss., as Favre says he's retired. For good. Really. But it makes us wonder how confident the Rams are in backup Kellen Clemens replacing the injured Sam Bradford. The Rams aren't alone in this boat -- not when the Browns are about to trot out their third starting QB of the season and the Vikings are choosing between Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder.


Meet Me In St. Louis?

Brett Favre gained a reputation for wavering on retirement, but he was firm Thursday that his career is over.

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Is that Brett Favre's music?

The Rams reportedly reached out to Favre despite the fact it's been nearly three years since he has played in an NFL game.

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Valhalla I am coming

Matt Cassel, center, quarterbacked the Vikings' only win of the season. But Christian Ponder, right, is set to start if Josh Freeman can't.

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Opportunity knocks

Jason Campbell was passed over the first time the Browns changed quarterbacks. He'll get his chance Sunday against the Chiefs.

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Hard times

Campbell is replacing Brandon Weeden, who has struggled mightily this season in Cleveland.

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Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins' win over the Vikings, snapping Washington's eight-game home losing streak. The second touchdown, a 76-yard scamper, was the longest rushing touchdown by a quarterback since Kordell Stewart in 1996.

Russell Wilson went from hearing talks of his job being on the line to throwing three touchdowns in an upset win over the Patriots.

Each week we'll give you, SportsNation, the chance to rate each rookie quarterback. How did they do in Week 6?


Griffin's grade?

Week 6 stats: 17-for-22, 182 pass yards, TD, INT, 138 rush yards, 2 rush TDs in a 38-26 win over the Vikings.

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Luck's grade?

Week 6 stats: 22-for-44, 280 yards, 2 INTs in a 35-9 loss to the Jets.

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Tannehill's grade?

Week 6 stats: 21-for-29, 185 yards, 2 TDs in a 17-14 win over the Rams.

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Weeden's grade?

Week 6 stats: 17-for-29, 231 yards, 2 TDs, INT in a 34-24 win over the Bengals.

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Wilson's grade?

Week 6 stats: 16-for-27, 293 yards, 3 TDs in a 24-23 win over the Patriots.

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Andrew Luck got the biggest win of his short career by defeating the Packers in a game dedicated to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling cancer. Luck threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the 30-27 victory, but was his deed Grade-A worthy?

Russell Wilson received a D for his performance last week against the Rams. Does his execution in Week 5 deserve a higher rating?

Each week we'll give you, SportsNation, the chance to rate each rookie quarterback. How did they do in Week 5?


Griffin's grade?

Week 5 stats: 10-for-15, 91 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Falcons.

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Luck's grade?

Week 5 stats: 31-for-55, 362 yards, 2 TDs, INT, rushing TD in a 30-27 win over the Packers.

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Tannehill's grade?

Week 5 stats: 17-for-26, 223 yards in a 17-13 loss to the Bengals.

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Weeden's grade?

Week 5 stats: 22-for-35, 291 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs in a 41-27 loss to the Giants.

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Wilson's grade?

Week 5 stats: 19-for-25, 221 yards, TD, 2 INTs in a 16-12 win over the Panthers.

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