It always seems to amaze me how some on HH think that a rookie Qb is the answer. I love how some people not to mention any names (tiller) loves posting about drafting a qb. Come on people use your brains. I will be the first to admit that Matt Ryan is a good Qb . But lets be for real he had a good year in 2008 mainly because of Michael Turner. For those of you that like stats lets compare 2008 M. Turner stats 17 td's 1,699 yds / 2009 M. Turner stats 10 td's 871 yds.
Now for Mark " The Boy Wonder" Sanchez did the Jets win because of him. How many think it had more to do with the Jets having the top rushing offense and the dominate defense? Maybe it was because of Thomas Jones and his 14 td's and 1,402 yds? How about Shonn Grenne who is now the real key to the Jets running game. By the way don't forget Leon" Mr. All Purpose" Washington.
Ok, now for Matt Stafford, how did he do this year when he was not injured? (sorry dumb question) I actually felt bad for Stafford he had no running game and his best receiver (Calvin Johnson) was injured. So, I will give Matt Stafford a pass. But think about it how would Matt Ryan or Mark Sanchez look, if they had to start off early in their careers playing with garbage.
Urban Meyer was pretty telling in a recent interview. He was asked about Tim Tebow and his ability to play Qb in the NFL. He said he thinks Tebow can be successful if he gets on a good team. He did not just say Tebow would have a great career. The caveat was Tebow playing for a good team. So just imagine Tebow or any of these young guys playing behind the O-line that we had this year. I would say it would be a career changer for some and a ender for others.
I will be the first to admit if Jason Campbell had to take this pounding in his rookie year, he never would have made it through the whole football season.
Look around the league and you will find several Qb's that are better then Matt Ryan or Mark Sanchez but or surrounded by garbage. So, let me state this one more time You might win in spite of a rookie Qb, but not because of one. It all comes down to the talent that surrounds and shelters his rookie weakness like a cocoon.