It has been an ongoing dilemma in the NFL.
Do you start the rookie quarterback from the get-go or let him learn from the sidelines?
If a team chooses the latter, they let a veteran quarterback start for a few weeks until the prized rookie is ready.
Days before the 2022 season, it seems like teams are going the conservative route.
Assuming Mike Tomlin names Mitch Trubisky his QB today…
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 6, 2022
NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano tweeted, “Assuming Mike Tomlin names Mitch Trubisky his QB today… For the first time since 2007, NONE of the @NFL‘s Week 1 games will include a rookie starting QB.”
The 2022 quarterback class has been underwhelming, with Kenny Pickett being the only play-caller selected in the first round.
Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis, and Matt Corral were all selected in the third round.
At least one rookie quarterback has started from 2008 to 2021.
Last season, Mac Jones led the New England Patriots to the playoffs.
Brief History Of Starting Rookie Quarterbacks
A year later, it was Matthew Stafford‘s turn to start for the Detroit Lions.