YOU do realize that the trend lately is that rookie QBs have come in and played well. To this trend Clausen is the exemption. Hell even McCoy looked better than Clausen today and it was his first start against arguably the best defense in football. Sadly Clausen is behind the curve but you will always give him the benefit of the doubt.
There has been more rookie qb who sucked/didnt play their first season than ones who have looked good.