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15 NFL vets who could surprisingly be benched for rookies

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Team building around the NFL is defined by how many long-term starters you can acquire in a given draft. These prospects might not start out of the gate. Instead, it’s primarily about projecting into the future.

Though, teams do draft for immediate need. If they can find value at that position, it’s even better. It might not be the overriding philosophy for front offices around the league. But it happens more often than teams might want to admit.

It’s in this that we check in on 15 NFL veterans who could surprisingly be benched for rookies this coming season. That includes multiple quarterbacks and a few running backs who are already looking over their shoulders.

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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