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We saw five rookie quarterbacks start the season for their respective teams in 2012.
There certainly won't be that many this year.
Still, there are a couple of guys that have a legitimate shot at earning starting jobs.
The two guys with the best chances of starting are EJ Manuel and Geno Smith. Manuel will be going against Kevin Kolb, who the Buffalo Bills brought in before the draft. Kolb has struggled to stay healthy the past few seasons, and with Manuel competing with him, it could be likely that the coaching staff feels more confident in the rookie out of Florida State.
Smith, on the other hand, is trying to earn a starting job on a team that's become a circus over the past season. Rex Ryan has yet to commit to a plan with the quarterbacks for the New York Jets, and it is uncertain whether we will see Smith or Mark Sanchez under center.
With Chip Kelly now the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, Matt Barkley has a shot at becoming the starter in front of Michael Vick and Nick Foles. Vick is the favorite to be the starter, but USA Today reported that Chip Kelly said he will make Vick earn the job.
Even Tyler Wilson has a small chance to become the starter for the Oakland Raiders, but Matt Flynn will likely hold on to his starting job.
Sure, none of these guys will likely be the next Luck or RGIII, but with how desperate some of these teams are for a quarterback, they could very well be taking the snaps to start the 2013 season.