The number of quarterbacks--great quarterbacks--who took 3 years or so to develop is long and plentiful. Elway was a disaster his first season. Peyton Manning took his lumps. Atlanta thought so little of Brett Favre that they traded him away for nothing (one the most unremarked upon moments in NFL history, by the by. Imagine if Atlanta had had Brett Favre for the last 15 years!).
So, I'm not ready to close the book on Tavaris, necessarily. I don't think he'll ever be a revelation at QB, but I'm not ready to say he's a disaster. But other people are. Boy, are they ever.
Dave Myers, of the LaCrosse Tribune is one of those folks, and his thesis, I think, is hugely flawed. Here it is: "