I think it's because their coaching staff decided to trade up for a rookie QB who they had confidence could perform this year vs. our coaching staff, that traded up for an apparent project.
Not putting down Tarvaris, it's just it was clear we didn't have a strong QB corp, and yet we drafted someone who may not be able to really help for a year or 2 (according to them) rather than trade (probably similar value) to move up in the first round.
Touche. I agree with most of that, but what better time to start a rookie. Give him an "easy" game against the Cards and go from there. I hate the posts about starting a QB against a "Very Tough" team. Every team is tough in the NFL from week to week. If we didn't start rookies against tough opponents ever, would we ever start them? Being on the bench for four years doesn't technically make you a rookie, but they are all the same. We need to do something!!!