A How-To Guide for Bringing Along Rookie QBs

June 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As an NFL general manager who's just spent a high draft pick on a rookie quarterback, you've got an employee who's going to make you look like a genius for the next 15 years, or make you look like an idiot and get you fired in three.
Whether it's the former or the latter depends partly on the work you and your staff have done in evaluating that player's college tape, All-Star Game performances and predraft workouts.
Much of a rookie quarterback's success, though, is determined by how you bring him along.
Here's a handy guide to getting the most out of your young signal-caller.
Step One: Match the Player to the Coach
When you and your staff were doing all that scouting, film-watching, grading, interviewing and debating, you'd better have involved your coach and offensive coordinator.
There's no such thing as a can't-miss prospect, and quarterbacks so talented they'll excel regardless of system are vanishingly rare.&nbs...

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