MWB wrote:I agree the comparison is irrelevant.
And yes, failure will be determined in more than one year, and he didn't have immediate pressure to win. However, as soon as he was named the starter, the pressure to perform well was there. After this year, expectations for him and the team will be quite high.
The reason he started is because he gave his team the best chance to win. Pressure on any quarterback is significant, so the difference is experience. For him, pressure was no greater than any other #1 pick that starts right away, of which there are 3 in the playoffs this year... he'll start next year no matter what happens in the playoffs.