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View Poll Results: Which rookie QB starts soonest?
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles 12 21.82%
Browns QB Johnny Manziel 10 18.18%
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater 27 49.09%
Raiders QB Derek Carr 4 7.27%
Texans QB Tom Savage 1 1.82%
Titans QB Zach Mettenberger 1 1.82%
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Old 06-24-2014   #1
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Which rookie QB starts soonest?

Placed in draft order, excluding most unlikely...
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles

Browns QB Johnny Manziel

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater

Raiders QB Derek Carr

Texans QB Tom Savage

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger
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Default Re: Which rookie QB starts soonest?

TB gets 1st crack....There are already stories coming about how he has surprised the coaching staff with how well he's picking up the playbook, his work habits and whatnot. We could very well see the same situation as what happened in Seattle with Russell Wilson where they just can't justify holding him back.

After that, i believe its either Derek Carr or Manziel. Carr b/c Schaub's likely to get injured playing behind that OL and no real support on offense. Manziel b/c of the fan/owner outcry and/or another injury to Hoyer.
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Default Re: Which rookie QB starts soonest?

I'm going to go with either Bridgewater or (surprise) Mettenberger. I think Locker can't avoid injury.
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Default Re: Which rookie QB starts soonest?

I think TB is the starter for the first pre-season game coming out of camp so the best someone else can do is tie him, IMO.

So if I'm voting for next after him I'd take Derek Carr, then Bortles.

I don't think Schaub is going to last as the starter long in Oakland and I just think Bortles is the next most likely after that.

Manziel may get in there...I don't know...I doubt he actually beats out the QB ahead of him and I think if he plays it'll be because the team isn't doing well overall...
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Bridgewater has apparently looked awesome in camp and has nobody in front of him worth a crap. I think he is the most sure fire day one starter and that we're going to kick ourselves for not trading up with Seattle to get him just because he's not a system fit.
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Default Re: Which rookie QB starts soonest?

Bortles and Bridgewater are going to be starting week 1. Bortles is already popular in Orlando and the Jags are going to pick up some fans here as soon as he is starting.

Bridge is a no brainer and whom I initially wanted the Texans to grab.
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Default Re: Which rookie QB starts soonest?

I think Bridgewater will definitely be forced into the lineup the soonest. In the draft, he was considered the most NFL-ready BUT... we'll see how long that lasts.

I think the Jags want to let Bortles develop at his own pace and they're not going to try to push him too hard or too quickly, but I don't know how successful they're going to be at that.

I had thought Savage would be pressed into duty pretty quick -- within the first 4 games -- but I'm starting to think I was wrong. Granted, it's only been a couple of days of TC and there's a long way to go but from the reports, Fitz is looking a lot better than I expected and Savage is looking like a rookie. I think the coaches and FO want Savage to develop but I don't think they feel any pressure to force him onto the field before he's ready.

I just wish he'd get ready quicker than anyone has a reasonable right to expect.
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