Rookie Watch: Let someone else reach for Detroit QB Stafford
Already in possession of one young quarterback (
Only two rookie quarterbacks saw significant playing time in '08 -- Flacco and Matt Ryan. Comparing Stafford to either is unfair, as Stafford will probably not handle as many snaps. However, Stafford will play, and many expect it will be sooner rather than later. If he manages to start 10 games it's likely Stafford will match Flacco's touchdown count of 14, but he probably will not approach 400 attempts or 2,500 yards -- plateaus reached by both Flacco and Ryan in '08.