I'm interested in hearing who you think will have the best rookie season for a QB this year and who from the rookie class will go on to have the best career? Now, obviously E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith are the two most likely to see time this year and the only two guaranteed to do so (both have been named Week 1 starters). However, there is serious talk of Glennon giving Freeman a run for his money out in Tampa and Barkley was definitely hyped up quite a bit in Philly as well, so there's a chance we could see 4 rookie QBs play this season. Farther down the road, I think it's perfectly reasonable to expect all of them to see some playing time at some point and have a chance to prove themselves.
To show my bias, I was a massive Manuel fan prior to the draft. In fact, he was the only QB I liked in the entire draft. I was probably one of the few people not shocked by his being selected first among quarterbacks, although I was extremely disappointed it had to be to a division rival. So, naturally, I'm going to say that Manuel will have the best season. I think he is far ahead of Geno and everyone else and the only thing I can see stopping him is Buffalo mismanaging his injury, which is always a real possibility.
Now in terms of career, here's where I think Geno may have an edge. If there's one team more pathetic than the Jets, it's the Bills. I believe Geno will need a good 2 or 3 seasons to develop before he even has a chance at being a quality starter. Just way too much that needs improvement. The upside is, however, all the weak areas in his game, are very much improvable stuff. I have a lot of faith in Idzik and love what he's done so far. If the Jets continue to build this way, and the Bills continue to be the Bills, I can see Geno being set up to have a much easier and likely better career than Manuel out in Buffalo (or probably Toronto by then). So, career-wise, my money's on Geno, followed closely by either Glennon or Manuel. I think Barkley is a nobody.