Top rookie quarterbacks of all-time

It was the first time since 2012 that two quarterbacks were the first two overall picks in the NFL draft. Those two quarterbacks, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, were great fantasy starters in their rookie season.

As argued Saturday, the TSN fantasy department really likes Winston, but Mariota could certainly make a fantasy impact in 2015 as well.

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With that possibility, we thought it would be fun to take a look back in the fantasy history books and see who were the best fantasy rookie quarterbacks of all-time.

There certainly have been some great rookie signal callers over the years. Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan are just a few, but incredibly, none of them fell in the top 10 fantasy rookie quarterbacks.

Find out who did below. Here are the top 10 fantasy rookie quarterback seasons of all-time:

10. Sam Bradford, St. Louis, 2010

At the time, only Peyton Manning had more passing yards as a rookie than Bradford. The Rams quarterback threw for 3,512 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions his first season.

Of course, those numbers were inflated by his rookie record of 590 pass attempts (since broken), but fantasy owners didn't care.

Fantasy Points: 194.78

9. Charlie Conerly, New York Giants, 1948

Conerly makes our list despite only starting four games at quarterback in 1948.

He threw for 2,175 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per attempt, which is the fourth most of any quarterback on this list. Conerly also threw for 22 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and rushed for five more scores.

Although it doesn't lead to any more fantasy points, Conerly punted 17 times for the Giants that season as well. It is also worth noting that Conerly put up these numbers in just a 12-game schedule.

Fantasy Points: 195.0

8. Derek Carr, Oakland, 2014

It helps he played all 16 games, but Carr was the best rookie fantasy quarterback a year ago, throwing for 3,270 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

It will be interesting to see what Carr can do with Amari Cooper to throw to in 2015.

Fantasy Points: 200.0

7. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, 1998

Hard to believe that experts really had to argue whether Manning was better than fellow quarterback Ryan Leaf in 1998.

Manning set several rookie records for a quarterback including 3,739 yards, 26 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. If owners grabbed No. 18 in dynasty leagues 17 years ago, it has certainly paid off.

Fantasy Points: 203.76

6. Vince Young, Tennessee, 2006

Fresh off his fantastic performance in the 2006 Rose Bowl to beat Pete Carroll and the undefeated USC Trojans, Young threw for 2,199 yards, 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in his rookie season. He also ran for 552 yards and seven more touchdowns.

Young went 17-11 in his first two years in the league and made the Pro Bowl during his rookie campaign, but Young only won 14 games over the next four years before he retired after the 2011 season.

Fantasy Points: 207.16

5. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati, 2011

The Red Rifle has surely had his playoff struggles, but he is just one of five quarterbacks to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons.

Dalton is also just one of three quarterbacks to throw for at least 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons.

In his rookie year, Dalton threw for 3,398 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Fantasy Points: 211.12

4. Russell Wilson, Seattle, 2012

Amazingly, Wilson was the third best fantasy rookie quarterback in 2012, but the fourth best of all-time.

He threw for 3,118 yards, 26 touchdowns just 10 interceptions. Wilson also rushed for 489 yards and four scores.

The Seahawks quarterback posted a 7.9 yards per attempt average, which is the second best on this list and was fourth best in the NFL during 2012.

Fantasy Points: 281.62

3. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis, 2012

In the same season, Luck set a rookie record with 4,374 passing yards. He also threw for 23 touchdowns, 18 interceptions, rushed for 255 touchdowns and five more touchdowns.

Luck will likely be one of the top two quarterbacks taken in fantasy drafts this fall.

Fantasy Points: 286.46

2. Robert Griffin III, Washington, 2012

Because of his struggles and injures the last two seasons, it is easy to forget how dynamic "RG3" was in his rookie season.

He threw for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and just five interceptions while also leading the league with an incredible 8.1 yards per attempt average. Griffin is the youngest quarterback to ever achieve a perfect passer rating in a game and set another rookie record with a 102.4 passer rating in his first season.

Additionally, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner rushed for 815 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012.

Unfortunately, he injured his knee in December and re-injured it while playing on a poor playing surface in the first round of the playoffs. Griffin has never been the same.

Fantasy Points: 321.5

1. Cam Newton, Carolina, 2011

The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner became the first NFL rookie quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. His 4,051 yards in 2011 is still a career- high for Newton.

He also threw for 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, but what made Newton the best fantasy rookie quarterback of all-time was his rushing ability.

Newton gained 706 yards on the ground, averaging a league-high 5.6 yards per carry, and scored 14 rushing touchdowns.

His rookie season was truly magically, but Newton has never been able to repeat it. Yet, he continues to be drafted before quarterbacks such as Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger, making him one of the worst valued quarterbacks in all of fantasy.

Fantasy Points: 366.64

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