Broncos Insider: How Drew Lock’s debut compares to other 2019 1st time starting QBs

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.

Mike Ehrmann, Getty ImagesDaniel Jones (8) of the New York Giants scores a fourth quarter touchdown during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 22, 2019 in Tampa, Fla.

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