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Old 01-22-2009, 09:19 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by boston_aloha View Post
Do you think any teams will consider starting their rookie QB's after seeing the success of Matt Ryan?
It depends on the circumstance and what the other options available are. Ryan ended up the starter mostly because the other options were Chris Redman and D. J. Shockley and Ryan outplayed the both of them to win the job in camp. It is not like he was simply handed the job the instant he signed his contract.

Joe Flacco basically ended up winning the job by default once Boller and Troy Smith got hurt in camp and were not healthy enough to go the last couple of weeks of preseason and into the regular season. Troy Smith was penciled in as the starter until he got sick and was out of action for a month and unable to go opening day.

A team like the Chiefs who might take a QB in the draft might sit their guy for a year and let Damon Huard or Tyler Thigpen start for another season.
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