This week was a big week for newer quarterbacks, as Russell Wilson’s nod as the starter for the Seattle Seahawks has made for more starting rookies this year than any other year in NFL history. Not only that, but Jake Locker and John Skelton, two other young QBs were given votes of confidence over established starters, giving the NFL an even bigger crop of young and talented signal callers.
Russell Wilson is a bit of a surprise, as a non-top draft pick will RARELY get the start, especially over a recent veteran free agent pickup that showed a lot of promise on a top team last year. With Nick Foles sitting behind a QB who often is hurt, we could end up with SIX rookies starting games in any given week. That is insane. As expected, sales have been ridiculous in the wake of the Wilson announcement:
Locker was already pegged as the future of the franchise, and even after he had struggled during this pre-season, the Titans have shown that they are confident he can lead them to the next level. As for the situation in Arizona, Kevin Kolb has established that he was a mistake in acquiring 2 years ago, having done nothing to show he can be a starting quarterback in the league.
Check out some of these Locker sales since he was named starter:
(76) Copies of Jake Locker’s 2012 Contenders RC Auto – This is absolutely nutso.
Overall, this is going to be a very interesting year for products, as the 2012 rookie class continues to grow more robust every single day. Now, with Locker, Dalton, Newton, Gabbert and Ponder all starting for their respective teams, the 2011 products continue to hold up with a very DEEP class of rookies too. There could not be a better situation for wax breakers this year, as its pretty obvious that the NFL is moving in a direction that showcases how much impact the rookies can make from the start.