Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Peyton Manning threw 28 interceptions his rookie year. Sitting on the bench for several years does not make anyone good. It just delays finding out if they are good or not. It takes getting live reps and multiple games to make mistakes to find out if a QB can sink or swim. You can't point to Rodgers first few years and correlate his success now to his sitting for a few years. If Farve was out of the picture sooner, he would have just been playing at a higher level sooner.