Seriously....get used to it guys. This is what the media does......they take a popular stance and no matter what we do we will still be losers. Bet you if the Pats had taken them it would have been a genius move. Media hates us move on
If you think the guy will develop into a Top 5 QB, regardless if it will be this year or 3 years from now, you take him, PERIOD.
If people took your approach, they would miss out on QBs like Phil Rivers and Aaron Rodgers, who sat for several years, before becoming bonafide studs.
SELL THE DAMN TEAM GOOFBALL
You people who insist that if a QB doesn't play immediately because he was a top 10 pick are ridiculous.
Even Dan mothereffin Marino was sitting behind a bunch of chumps to start his career.
Or, put it another way, QBs in the top 10 since 2004 who sat their whole first year:
JaMarcus Russell (moreso his own fault, but I'll put him here)
QBs who started in their first season:
As you can see, more often than not, a top-10-drafted QB starts a game in his rookie season. Those who sit have either been busts or the jury is still out (Rivers and Carson Palmer before him are the exceptions, but I'm picking 2004 as the line of demarcation because the rules that benefit the QB were put in place after the Patriots clutched and grabbed their way to a second Super Bowl). The jury may still be out on some of QBs who have started a game in their rookie seasons, but there's no doubting that A. most of them did have at least 1 start and B. you're more likely to hit on a QB that you can get to start in his rookie season than if you sit him, ESPECIALLY with the rules protecting the QB and receivers these days.
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