The 2014 rookie QBs should sit
Bortles, Manziel and Bridgewater would benefit from a year on the sideline
There's no universal right answer when it comes to developing a quarterback in the National Football League. Every situation and every player involve distinct circumstances. Time frames are accelerated and delayed by any number of factors. But there is one certainty: It takes multiple seasons to develop a truly capable NFL starter under center. And that's why, if it were up to me, none of this year's drafted quarterbacks would take a snap in the 2014 season.
It is unlikely any of them can succeed in Year 1 beyond simply improving. And I don't say that because they lack talent. I say that because the learning curve of an NFL quarterback is a long one, and simply adapting to the league makes first-year success a near impossibility without ideal circumstances, no matter who you are.
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