Rookies and veteran quarterbacks shine at new teams (Reuters)

(Reuters) – The National Football League’s opening week has been a strong one for debut quarterbacks as rookies and veterans alike earned passing grades with their new teams. Suspended signal-caller Tom Brady casts a large shadow for New England, but first-time starter Jimmy Garoppolo filled in nicely to guide the Patriots to a 23-21 victory against Arizona on Sunday night. Garoppolo threw for 264 yards, had one touchdown pass and no interceptions to continue the league-wide trend of new leading passers achieving early success.