Buying or Selling Every Top Rookie QB as a Week 1 Starter

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Buying or Selling Every Top Rookie QB as a Week 1 Starter
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First-round pick Johnny Manziel (No. 2) is competing with Brian Hoyer (No. 6) for the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job.

There have been 12 Week 1 rookie starting quarterbacks in the NFL since 2009, but it’s unclear whether that trend will continue in 2014.

Going into the beginning of training camps, no team has said it plans to start a first-year player under center. Many teams—including the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns, who made the first two quarterback selections in this year’s draft—have stated that they do not expect their rookie to be in the lineup right away.

Nonetheless, it’s likely that we’ll see at least one rookie quarterback take the field for his team’s season opener. Blake Bortles of the Jaguars, Johnny Manziel of the Browns, Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings and Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders should all have a chance to win a starting job outright if they can perform as well or better than their veteran competition in training camp and the preseason.

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