Rookie QBs in positions for success

Coaches now willing to tailor offensive schemes to the specific skills of a passer

Originally Published: January 4, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The National Football League is changing. The Aaron Rodgers model of grooming a quarterback by making him stand on the sideline for a couple of seasons and learn from a veteran is no more. Now, quarterbacks selected early in the draft have to play immediately and play well. Jobs depend on it.

For the first time in league history, three rookie quarterbacks will start a playoff game in the same season: Washington's Robert Griffin III, Indianapolis' Andrew Luck and Seattle's Russell ...

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