Originally Posted by bigbluedefense
You need at least 10 games to judge him. Bc the first 5 games he can look great, but once teams figure out his tendencies, you want to see if he can adjust to that.
Typically with developing quarterbacks, they can look great for 5 games, then they hit a 3 game period where they look awful bc teams adjusted to them and exposed them, THEN after that, you want to see development. Can they bounce back? Can they adjust to the adjustments? Can they continue to develop?
Do they improve throughout the game? Are they making the same mistakes in the 4th quarter that they did in the 1st? Etc etc etc.
You can't see all of that in 5 games. You need at least 10. Really more like 12 or 13. That's why I think you have to start him. I mean, if Tanny can do it and Cam can do it why can't Geno?
Your logic is flawed though. What do you expect to see out of a raw QB with very little weapons in his very first season on a really bad team? There is nothing he could show that would make them want to keep him most likely. What did Kaepernick show Harbaugh in his rookie year? Nothing, because he needed development and he got in. Had you thrown Kaepernick on a team like the Jets from day 1 with crappy coaching and horrible environment he'd be getting replaced too.
You have to trust your scouts to know what you have. If you took him and felt he was a franchise guy you do everything in your power to make him succeed which is likely not playing this year. If you have a QB next year graded higher, and you don't like the progress from Geno in practice, you take that QB and let him battle it out with Geno. Best case you trade a guy for value in return, worst case you blew 1 of those picks but you for sure have a franchise QB.
You can't just take a 2nd round QB, throw him out there and say "go impress everyone from day 1 or else we are replacing you". I don't even know if they have a RT yet, it's still a mess there and anybody here can already see what would happen by throwing him out there too soon. It's never brought up much but a big part of the reason Kaep is what he is now is how he was developed, along with good coaching. If you aren't going to give Geno either one of those it's pretty unfair to expect him to waltz right in and be the man.
Dalton has gotten a few years now and I still don't think they are positive what they truly have in him yet.