NFL Stock Report for Second-Year Starting Quarterbacks

August 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last season five different rookie quarterbacks were named starters for opening day and went on to take the majority of the snaps for their respective team that year. Much has been made about the dreaded sophomore slump, and if you do not think it exists, just talk to Cam Newton. He followed up a brilliant rookie campaign in 2011 with a very mediocre performance last year.
The following is a stock report for all five of these quarterbacks in terms of which ones are rising towards another strong year and which ones are falling towards a Newton-like effort in 2013.
Stock is Rising
Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks
Many people expected Wilson to be carrying a clipboard on Seattle’s sideline last season while Matt Flynn finally got the opportunity to show what he can do as a starter in the NFL after backing up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
Wilson outperformed Flynn in training camp and was named the starter for the Seahawks&rs...

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