Reason Three: Camp Competition Develops Ross for 2017 Season
Rookies who are anointed as a starter with no merit beyond an NFL Draft selection have earned nothing. In the NFL, the line up with little forewarning of what to expect. As a matter of fact, mistakes happen on the job, and the team suffers for it as a result.
In some cases, there is no way to avoid it. A first selection quarterback is tossed into playing because the team needs him now. But that is, once more, mistakes happening on the field.
Earn Your Playing Time
On this Bengals team, Ross will not be anointed as the team starter. He will face stiff competition from veterans Brandon LaFell and Tyron Boyd. As such, he will be forced to learn the nuances of the offense quickly. Mistakes could bench him quickly. But don’t expect too many mistakes.
Stripe Hype’s Joe Soriano does an incredible piece breaking down how John Ross will contribute to the Cincinnati Bengals offense. Since Ross will earn his playing time, you can bet he will optimize the plays he gets on the field.
In summary, Ross will have no hesitation to compete.