NFL Predictions: When Will The Top 2017 Rookie QBs Start?

Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Deshaun Watson (Clemson) is selected as the number 12 overall pick to the Houston Texans in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Deshaun Watson (Clemson) is selected as the number 12 overall pick to the Houston Texans in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 28, 2017; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky holds up a jersey during a press conference at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2017; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky holds up a jersey during a press conference at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports /

Three quarterbacks were taken in the 1st round of the 2017 draft. What does the immediate future hold for them? NFL predictions will dissect.

Everything revolves around the QBs in this league. Most of what fans will be talking about going into this season is when the top rookies will see the field for the first time. Of course fans want to start getting their answers as to which of the bunch is the best. That will take time. More than anything it’s just the excitement of seeing the next batch of young passers try to make their way in the league. So when can people expect them to debut?

Mitch Trubisky (Chicago Bears)

The Bears dropped one of the biggest bombs of the entire 2017 draft when they jumped from the #3 spot to #2 in a trade with San Francisco. Their target of choice was an even great shock in Mitch Trubisky. While most agreed he was the top QB prospect in the draft, nobody had really penciled in Chicago as a serious consideration for his services. Credit must go to GM Ryan Pace for keeping that quiet. Now the question becomes when will the first top five Bears QB in 35 years get his opportunity to play.

Most would assume at least not until 2018. That’s fair. There are reasons to think this is the case. Trubisky only started 13 games in college. By all accounts he’s not ready to play. Of course there is also the presence of veteran Mike Glennon, freshly signed in free agency. The Bears may be intent on just riding with him for a year, giving their prized stallion a chance to learn without taking the hits. In truth though Trubisky has a history of preparation that could very well see him hit the field sooner than expected. Especially if the team isn’t competing for the playoffs late in the year.

Predicted appearance:  Week 16 vs. the Browns