Experience is everything in the National Football League. The Cleveland Browns are planning to start their rookie quarterback this week against the NFL leading Patriots due to imjuries. Quarterbacks need time to get used to the NFL and playing games allows them to do that. Like everything else, doing something gets one better at it. A quarterback can sit on the sidelines and learn from the side but that will not be as effective as actually going out there and playing. Peyton Manning played his first year and through 28 interceptions but the learning experience was very beneficial to him. Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, to name a few, all started their rookie seasons and are now playing at a high level. A quarterback needs to get used to the time he has in the pocket since usually it is less time than in college. Most importantly, a quarterback needs to get used to the speed of the NFL. The NFL is comprised of some of the best athletes in the country. A quarterback usually plays against mediocre talent in college so he needs time to adjust to the NFL. Experience is crucial to rookie quarterbacks.