Only two NFL quarterbacks have thrown at least 100 passes this season without an interception: Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz.
That it’s two rookies — the Cowboys’ fourth-round pick and the Eagles’ first-round pick — leading the way at avoiding picks this season is a rather remarkable achievement, although when it was pointed out to Prescott this week, he acknowledged that there’s plenty of luck involved as well.
“Good fortune,” Prescott said. “There was one dropped on the third [pass] of the game, so good fortune.”
Prescott leads the league with 131 passes without an interception, the best ever for a rookie to start his career. Wentz is next with 102 passes without an interception.
The NFL’s all-time record holder in the category is Tom Brady, who threw 162 passes (three in his rookie year and 159 in his second year) before his first interception. That’s a record Prescott could break as soon as Sunday against the Bengals — and a record Prescott may not hold for long, as Wentz could pass him in a couple weeks.