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RGIII, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson: Who will go farthest in the playoffs?

The NFL enters unprecedented territory this weekend, with three rookie quarterbacks leading their teams into the playoffs.

Each has his devoted fans and advocates for Rookie of the Year honors, but the question today is which quarterback will last longest in the postseason. The Washington Redskins-Seattle Seahawks matchup guarantees that one quarterback, either Robert Griffin III or Russell Wilson, will be knocked out quickly. Andrew Luck will take the Indianapolis Colts into Baltimore for a game against the Ravens.

Russell Wilson wasn’t in the picture when Andrew Luck and RGIII dominated the NFL draft conversation last spring. (Associated Press)

RGIII and Wilson have the eye-popping stats and have their teams on a roll; Luck has passed for over 4,000 yards and has been clutch. RGII, though, is the only one whose team won its division.

Let the debate begin.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · December 30, 2012