So what happens if Jameis has a great game this weekend vs the Saints while Mariota plays terrible vs the Browns defense that let Ryan Fitzpatrick look great?
"Saints defense is terrible, anybody could do that"
"He's not going against Joe Haden every week. Browns defense is very underrated"
It means that they're both rookies?
What happens if Jameis stinks up the joint again while MM8 plays great?
^ Exactly this.
They're both rookies on 2-14 teams. People seem to forget that the Titans we're actually worse on both offense and defense than the Bucs... they just had a stronger SOS so they got the #2 pick instead of #1. Both of them will experience ups and downs -- they aren't expected to be Andrew Luck.
For me, it's the fact that all offseason the talking heads said:
-MM8 can't command a huddle
-MM8 can't take snaps under center
-MM8 can't throw
-MM8 is a gimmick
-MM8 isn't accurate
So yeah, when my dude goes out there and has the best first game as a rookie QB since WW2, I'm gonna enjoy it.