(NEW YORK) — It has been a year of the rookie quarterback’s in the NFL. With the first pick of the 2012 draft, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck leading his team to an 8-4 record to Robert Griffin III of the Redskins having his team one game out of the NFC East Divison, and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson having his team right in the NFC playoff hunt.
Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning wasn’t as fortunate during his time with the Saints. Manning had nine losing seasons during ten full seasons as the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints but was able to make two Pro Bowls in 1978 and 1979. Manning is also the father of Peyton, quarterback of the Broncos and Eli quarterback of the Giants.
In an interview with ABC Sports Radio, Manning was asked what he thinks about the performance of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who has taken over for Peyton in Indianapolis.
“Andrew is everything people thought he would be,” said Manning. “He’s very fast I think as a rookie, he’s a good athlete when he throws the football. He’s doing a great job.”
The Giants fell to the Redskins on Monday night and Manning praised the performance of Griffin III.
“Got off to a really good start, built an offense around him, a little unique and different offense,” Manning said. “Fast quarterback and someone who will probably just get even better, really good player.”
Manning also credited the success of Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden and Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN