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Incumbent NFL QBs who held off high draft picks

Yardbarker Logo By Sam Robinson of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 24: Three of the teams who chose quarterbacks in the first round of the 2021 draft have veterans in place as bridge starters. Round 1 picks usually earn starting jobs early, but that is not always the case. Several incumbents throughout history have held off hotshot prospects. Here are the signal-callers who either made top picks wait years or changed teams' plans altogether.

Incumbent NFL QBs who held off high draft picks

Three of the teams who chose quarterbacks in the first round of the 2021 draft have veterans in place as bridge starters. Round 1 picks usually earn starting jobs early, but that is not always the case. Several incumbents throughout history have held off hotshot prospects. Here are the signal-callers who either made top picks wait years or changed teams' plans altogether.

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