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First-round quarterbacks thrown into the fray early as starters

Gone are the days of giving quarterbacks drafted in the first round time to learn as they marinate on the bench. Four teams are set to start a rookie quarterback in Week 1, and it's full speed ahead for each signal-caller. Daniel Jeremiah looks at the effect of throwing a first-year player into the fire.

Here's what else is on tap Wednesday:

» Watch "NFL AM" starting at 6 a.m. ET on Wednesday to hear what Ryan Clark thinks of his new-look Pittsburgh Steelers team. Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders will also check in to talk about the challenges of being a first-year head coach.

» NFL Fantasy Draft Week starts Wednesday in New York City. Get your tickets for the premier fantasy event here.

» The Jacksonville Jaguars' relationship with Maurice Jones-Drew is going off the rails. Jeff Darlington takes a look at how the partnership became so frayed and what the outlook is for the team and its star running back.

» After combing through the AFC, Gil Brandt picks two players for each NFC team who have something to prove.

» The New York Jets' controversy at right tackle is drawing intrigue normally reserved for skill-position battles. Ian Rapoport mulls over whether the Jets can find a solution just weeks away from the regular season.

» Peyton Manning is back to his pitchman ways. Watch the hilarious outtakes from the Denver Broncos quarterback's DirecTV commercial.

» Happy birthday to New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jahri Evans, who turns 29 on Wednesday.

» For ticket packages direct from the NFL, get insider access now.

» Think you have what it takes? Sign up for an NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience league and compete for great prizes, including autographed memorabilia, trips to NFL events and more!

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