By Brady Henderson
When the Redskins host the Seahawks in the wildcard round Sunday, it will mark just the second time in the Super Bowl era that rookie quarterbacks have faced off in the playoffs.
But Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Washington’s Robert Griffin III are far from the only young quarterbacks enjoying individual and team success.
Six of the 12 starting quarterbacks who have led their teams to this year’s postseason are in either their first or second season. That’s the most first- or second-year quarterbacks in one postseason since 1970, according to the Elias Sports Bureau via ESPN Stats & Information.
In the video below, Brock Huard and Mike Salk attempt to answer why.
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