Why would you say “who knows if it’s true”?
Why would Reich lie? What’s in it for him?
And why would this be hard to believe? It’s the third year in the system for JB, so he has a huge head start over Eason. Wouldn’t you expect the veteran to be ahead of the rookie in learning and understanding the system? Does that seem unreasonable? It takes most rookies a long time to pick up their first NFL system.
Remember... even the great Patrick Mahomes sat out almost his entire rookie season. He played one game. Even Lamar Jackson didn’t play much as a rookie and even when he did they prepared a small limited number of plays for him and that’s all he was allowed to do. That’s the way it is for MOST rookies.
Guys like Andrew Luck are the exception to the rule.
Reich mentioned this week that Jacoby has got s better grasp of the offense and I think he said he is processing things quicker. Who knows if it’s true. Only way we will find out is if rivers gets hurt or ends up with Also looks like Jacoby has shed some pounds. He looks much slimmer.