Rookie quarterbacks are usually mediocre to scary. Fans tend to remember exceptional cases such as Justin Herbert’s aggressive rookie of the year award-winning performance in 2020, but top prospects such as Dwayne Haskins, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Jared Goff. The struggle was forgotten or carefully reconsidered when they later succeeded.
However, it is rare that so many newcomers are so terrible that they will be very punished with so many early appearances. Sam Darnold had a tragic rookie season at Jets in 2018 (mononucleosis attack, “seeing a ghost” against the Patriots’ defense), but he threw two touchdowns and Jets. Led to victory at the first start. Joe Burrow, Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, and many others were also successful early on, before tail-offs, injuries, or both. During the rookie season, I usually ride a roller coaster. So far in 2021, they were all haunted houses.
The reasons for a miserable start vary from team to team. Wilson’s Jets has embarked on a second foundation-to-rafter reconstruction project in the last three years. Their roster appears to have been assembled using the Newsstand Draft Guide, with the first 50 pages cut out. The injured set aside only a handful of the rest of the team’s recognizable veterans, including Wilson’s top pass protector Mekey Bekton on the left tackle and Wilson’s short pass safety valve wide receiver Jamison Crowder. rice field. Almost every Jets rookie quarterback in the last half century has been challenged, but Wilson faces a particularly dire situation.
Lawrence has learned the difficult way of not being able to act as a god during NFL Meyer’s tenure, including college leaders (Steve Sparier, Nick Saban, Bobby Petrino, Chip Kelly, etc.) ) Is taught by the latest Urban Meyer. Violations of the practice protocol have been hurt by fines from the NFL Players Association, various comeback attempts by Tim Tebow, and public denial that he is interested in a vacancy in a coach at the University of Southern California. I did. (Like Julius Caesar, Meyer is obliged to refuse three times before grabbing the crown.) Jaguar acts every Sunday as if it were the third or fourth thing in the coach’s head. ..
Meyer also forced Lawrence to split the first string practitioner with Lame Duck’s incumbent Gardner Minshu before Minshu was traded to the Eagles. The relative lack of practice time with Lawrence’s starter may be the cause of his worries.