Time to show a little patience with these young QBs

Eli Manning showed that patience with a young QB can pay off with a Super Bowl title. Jeffri Chadiha identifies the teams that hope to be patient with their QBs in 2008.

Originally Published: February 26, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

We learned last season that Eli Manning is a championship-level quarterback. But in the course of his rapid maturation during the New York Giants' Super Bowl run, we also received a lesson on the importance of having patience with a young signal-caller.

After all, Manning failed to impress throughout most of his fourth season. Some in New York viewed him as a disappointment. Others wondered if he was a bust. But then something clicked at the right time -- and now it looks like ...

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