Troy Aikman explains why rookie QBs are now effective in NFL
Aikman also talked about why young QBs are having more success in the NFL than ever before. “They’ve had a lot more throws then I did coming out,” Aikman said. “We’re seeing more pro coaches that are coaching at the college level.” Aikman said in his day, only Dan Marino had success as a rookie. Now you see guys like Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan doing well as a rookie.
Aikman also talked about why his stats didn’t stick out much during his career. He said that was their system. They get down to the 1 and then give it to Emmitt Smith to punch it in. Aikman thinks winning is an underrated stat.