Rookie QB's in the NFL
- There aren't as many elite quarterbacks these days - Sure there are still big name guys who have won super bowls, MVP's, led the league in stats, etc. (Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Wilson, Ryan, Roethlisberger, Manning) but the league also has a handful of guys who probably shouldn't be starting. Quarterbacks who come to mind are Trevor Siemian, Brian Hoyer, Blake Bortles, Jay Cutler, Mike Glennon, and Josh McCown. And the list is endless of guys who were starters but shouldn't have been over the last several years. Seeing guys like the ones mentioned above almost forces the hand of a team anytime a new, exciting QB prospect enters in the draft, whether the prospect is seen as ready for the NFL or not. This also plays into the narrative of making a rookie a starter from Week 1.
- The second thing that i think plays into this is that some rookies who come in the league are ready from game 1. They have the talent to be really good quarterbacks and rewards are greater than the risk. And if a guy isn't good enough to be an NFL QB then it wouldn't matter when he starts, whether it be Week 1 or Week 13. If he's not good enough he will be found out fairly quickly. So if you think he is going to be good, he should start from the get go.