In a perfect world, rookie quarterbacks would have years to serve an apprenticeship before they’re asked to take over.
Of course, that never really happens any more, and this year’s crop of first-rounders are entering anything but a perfect world, and Hall of Famer Warren Moon knows that.
“I never think any rookie quarterback is ready to start right away, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t gonna be put on the field right away especially for a top-10 pick,” Moon said, via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert are all going to be expected to play somewhere in that first year, if not Day 1.
“I think it’s always better for a young quarterback to sit back and look and learn. Learn the process before he’s just put out there. I think it makes the transition a little bit easier, just to see how the veteran quarterback who will be the starter.”