ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Considering how much of the spring was spent on debates between Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, and how two teams, the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, made major trades to draft the quarterbacks with the first two picks, training camp kicks off in late July with very little buzz about the NFL’s top rookie passers.
Goff, the No. 1 overall pick by the Rams, will likely wind up as the starter in Los Angeles. But the job has not been awarded to him yet.
The other first-rounders, Wentz, who went to the Eagles with the second pick, and Paxton Lynch, drafted by the Denver Broncos at No. 26, will start camp as their teams’ respective No. 3 quarterbacks, and could wind up inactive when regular season games begin.
It’s a marked change from 2015, when the top two picks, Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans, were both Week 1 starters. In 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Blake Bortles and Minnesota Vikings’ Teddy Bridgewater became starters by the end of…