Sitting out the preseason did nothing to slow the start to the season for guys like Matthew Stafford, Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott.
For guys like Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill and Matt Ryan, there appeared to be some rust.
In all, nine quarterbacks who didn’t take a snap in the preseason started Week 1, and there was no consistent pattern on whether that decision helped or hurt.
Four of the nine quarterbacks ended up on the winning side, with Wilson’s Seahawks beating Carson Wentz’s Colts in the only game featuring two starting QBs who sat out the preseason. The combined 95.2 passer rating for the quarterbacks was slightly lower than the league average of 99.6.
Perhaps the most impressive performance came from Stafford, who went 20 for 26 for