NFL Predictions for 2010 Season: Rookie Quarterbacks, Part Two
Every year, NFL Rookie QBs come around hoping to excel in the NFL and lead their teams to championships. Some achieve their goals, but most become a "bust."
Here is Part Two of my list, detailing how the 2010 season will play out for these QBs.
Mike Kafka, QB, Philadelphia
Mike Kafka is currently the third-string quarterback on the Eagles. Ahead of him is first-time starter, Kevin Kolb, and experienced veteran, Michael Vick. He has the skills to be a very good quarterback and could get his shot soon if Kolb fails and Vick gets traded and or released.
He needs some time to sit and learn the game, like Colt McCoy, and should have a promising future.
2010 Statistics: 30 passes, 434 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 4 rushes, 26 yards, 1 fumble
Tony Pike, QB, Carolina
As I said in my previous article, Tony Pike is currently in the Panthers' quarterback battle but will most likely end up third-string or practice squad behind Jimmy Clausen and Matt Moore. But he still does have an upside.
He is 6'6", which gives him great height, and can escape out of the pocket. He has a strong arm and should make this team.
2010 Statistics: 11 passes, 102 yards, 2 rushes, 14 yards
Rusty Smith, QB, Tennessee
Rusty Smith should feel good about this season. First, he was the first-ever Florida Atlantic player to get drafted, and second, his competition is Chris Simms.
He looked good in his NFL debut, completing 7 of 14 passes for 71 yards and a pick. He should grab the third-string spot by the end of the preseason.
2010 Statistics: 17 passes, 202 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 3 Rushes, -7 yards
Dan LeFevour, QB, Chicago
Dan LeFevour is currently Bears second-string quarterback with Caleb Hanie hurt.
He had major success in college, setting many NCAA records, but most observers question how that will translate to the NFL. I believe he has skills and can work fast. If Cutler throws many, many picks again we could see this kid faster than we thought.
51 passes, 712 yards, 5 TDs, 6 INTs, 13 rushes, 61 yards, 2 fumbles
Zac Robinson, QB, New England
Zac Robinson was drafted in the seventh round by the Patriots, who hoped he would be a steal like Tom Brady. For now, Robinson is backing up Brady and Brian Hoyer. Robinson has great heart and leadership and could get a few snaps this year taking a knee in the fourth quarter.
2010 Statistics: 8 passes, 49 yards, 1 TD, 7 attempts, 31 yards
Jonathan Crompton, QB, San Diego
Jonathan Crompton did well in his preseason debut, throwing for 81 yards but with a costly pick. He is the third-stringer behind Philip Rivers and Billy Volek.
He could get a few snaps this season, but most likely will spend it on the bench.
2010 Statistics: 12 passes, 79 yards, 2 rushes, 45 yards, 1 TD
Sean Canfield, QB, New Orleans
As of now, Sean Canfield is battling veteran Patrick Ramsey for a roster spot. With the Madden curse looming around Drew Brees, he could make the roster as insurance.
2010 Statistics: 9 passes, 61 yards, 1 TD, 1 Int