When Broncos rookie Drew Lock made his debut start on Sunday, he became 11th quarterback in the NFL to make their first career start this season.
The first-time starters compiled a 4-6-1 record — including two Broncos victories — and were sacked a combined 32 times. Here’s a look at how Lock’s performance compared with the others:
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Line: 29 of 54, 308 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Three carries for 13 yards.
Cardinals 27, Lions 27 on Sept. 9
The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft lifted the Cardinals from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdown passes in the game’s waning minutes — and a successful two-point conversion to Christian Kirk to force OT.
Luke Falk, New York Jets
Line: 12 of 22, 98 yards, one interception.
Patriots 30, Jets 14 on Sept. 22
A sixth round pick by the Titans in 2018, Falk struggled against New England. The Jets were behind 30-0 late in the third quarter before the defense scored a pair of touchdowns.
Mason Rudolph, Pittsburgh Steelers
Line: 14 of 27, 174 yards, two touchdowns, one interception. Four carries for 15 yards.
49ers 24, Steelers 20 on Sept. 22
Filling in for Ben Roethlisberger, who suffered a season-ending injury, Rudolph threw a pair of touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough despite the Pittsburgh defense causing five turnovers.
Daniel Jones, New York Giants
Line: 23 of 36, 336 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions. Four carries for 28 yards and two touchdowns.
Giants 32, Buccaneers 31 on Sept. 22