Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie by Thomas George,Warren Moon,Tony Dungy

By Thomas George,Warren Moon,Tony Dungy

In today’s NFL, each group has a “win now” mentality. There’s no time for rebuilding or down years. you want to compete each day, in any other case you’re out; and that is going for the avid gamers, coaches, and entrance place of work. You both win this day or you’re long gone tomorrow.

Because of this pattern, suffering groups have forgone the educational of outdated and slowly development from the floor up for the instant payoff. And by way of gaining the curiosity of the fanatics and media, there’s one go-to determination for each suffering staff: the rookie quarterback.

Blitzed is an in-depth examine as to the explanation why groups decide to hand the keys in their franchise over to an unproven rookie. yet there are a number of layers as to the chances of good fortune for those athletes. whereas a lot has to do with their psychological and actual longevity, the training, entrance workplace, and kingdom of a firm all play an important role.

In the final NFL drafts, quarterbacks were taken because the first selections (Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in 2015; Jared Goff and Carson Wentz in 2016). The face of the franchise can’t develop a beard, yet is anticipated to guide his workforce at the gridiron.

Covering the background of this pattern with a working timeline of the 2016 NFL season and most sensible draft alternatives Goff and Wentz, in addition to interviews with various present and previous quarterbacks, coaches, and bosses, amazing journalist Thomas George breaks down how groups pick out beginning a rookie quarterback and why the probabilities of an instantaneous payoff are this kind of combined bag.

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