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Now let's jump ahead to when Locker actually is given the job as starting quarterback of this squad. This is something that ideally will not happen this year, and maybe not until his third year depending on how the situation shakes out.
But whenever this happens, there will for sure be growing pains just like with any quarterback, and it will take time for him to adjust. Things may not be pretty at first, but they rarely are. Fans need to be patient.
If you need some evidence of this, just look at the first-year Steve McNair took the field as a full-time starter. It was his third year in the league, and he threw only one more touchdown than he did interception.
Even with all that time to sit and learn, he still did not come out guns blazin'. If that is not enough, how about the fact that Troy Aikman threw twice as many interceptions as touchdowns, while also leading the Cowboys to a dismal 1-15 record in his first year. These are two of the all-time greats, and they started out on a rocky road.
The job needs to be his and no one else’s so he can develop. And he needs to know this.