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If a Qb is taken early, should he sit or compete first day?


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Depends.

Is he ready to start or not?  IF the answer is no...so be it...if he wins the camp battle, then you start him.

Russ went in just after they had PAID a QB in Seattle, and whipped his ass in camp and was the day 1 starter, not everyone is capable to downloading the info needed to not completely just crash.

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He should sit in my opinion, I don't think it ever harms a young QB's development to sit them a year. However I'm not as sold on this being the only option as I used to be. If he was lighting up camp/preseason you roll with him, like the Wilson example above. Also Herbert initially sat behind Tyrod Taylor and then dominated his rookie year after the lung puncture fiasco knocked TT out for the year. Sometimes trial by fire is ok. But not if he looks terrible in camp/preseason and if our OL is trash.

 

There's no chance Rhule would draft a QB and sit him for a year though since he's on such a hot seat.

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Desperation doesn't lead me to expect to suddenly start seeing better decisions from this crew. Also, if Sam is still here the competition bar is real low. May god have mercy on that poor soul. 

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Cam was considered by most to be raw as could be and had back to back 400+ yard games to start his career on his way to ROY. Lawrence was considered the most NFL ready QB since Luck and struggled mightily albeit in a total dumpster fire of a situation. 

I think you play the rookie when you deem him to be ready. I don't think you gain anything by playing him prior to that nor sitting him past that.

 

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