Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
My guess is that they wouldn't be able to hack it even if they had spent time learning the game as a rookie. Really, if your psyche is that fragile that a year of getting smashed around and taking lumps does your career in, you probably weren't destined for greatness to begin with.
I think, as a QB, you are who you are. Get the rookie into the game and find out if he has it -- every snap he takes gets you closer to figuring that out. The longer a bad #1 QB lingers on a roster, the further back a franchise falls in the "rebuild" cycle.
But really, there's no right answer to this debate.
What are you talking about?You just gave us the right answer.
I would only add that there are plenty of opportunity for a QB that washes out as a 1st or 2nd year starter to catch on with another team and get things right.Most of the time you don't see that happen though.Like you said."as a QB, you are who you are".