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Projecting How Many Starts Each NFL Rookie Quarterback Will Make This Year

Let's take a look at which rookie quarterbacks could see action this upcoming season.

The 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, and in total, 10 quarterbacks were selected through the event's seven rounds. North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky was the first signal-caller taken off the board, while Ole Miss' Chad Kelly was Mr. Irrelevant - the last player taken in the entire draft.

Each quarterback will be entering a different situation when they hit camp in a few weeks. Let's take a look at which players we think could see action this fall.

Mitchell Trubisky - Chicago Bears - 8 starts

The Bears signed Mike Glennon to a three-year deal in March, but then turned around and traded up to No. 2 overall to land Trubisky, who most considered the best quarterback in the draft. It's easy to see both players playing a role in 2017. We'll project that Trubisky starts half the team's games as a result. Patrick Mahomes - Kansas City Chiefs - 2 starts

Alex Smith is still the starting quarterback in Kansas City, but we'll throw Mahomes two starts based on injury. Mahomes has the luxury of learning behind a signal-caller who has put together a pretty solid career.

Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans - 10 starts

Watson is probably in the best situation of all the rookies. With Tom Savage as the team's starter, it's only a matter of time before the Texans see what they have in the former Clemson star. We think he'll start the majority of his team's games in 2017. DeShone Kizer - Cleveland Browns - 4 starts

Cleveland's quarterback situation is the most confusing in the NFL. The Browns have Brock Osweiler, Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler on their roster - none of whom are reliable. Kizer, while a physical specimen, does not appear to be ready for NFL action. But we think that the Browns, who are projected to have a tough season, will get impatient and put him in before they should.

Davis Webb - New York Giants - 0 starts

Eli Manning is still the guy in New York, and he's usually pretty durable. Webb probably won't see the field at all in 2017. He's going to be behind Geno Smith as well. C.J. Beathard - San Francisco 49ers - 3 starts

The 49ers are incredibly thin at quarterback. Assuming the franchise isn't able to trade for a signal-caller, Brian Hoyer will be the team's starter. The backups? Matt Barkley and C.J. Beathard. Beathard won't be ready, but he'll get some action in this scenario.

Joshua Dobbs - Pittsburgh Steelers - 0 starts

Ben Roethlisberger is still Pittsburgh's starter, and while he misses a few games a year due to injury, Dobbs likely won't be the backup in 2017. Nathan Peterman - Buffalo Bills - 0 starts

Peterman is one of five quarterbacks on Buffalo's roster at the moment - with Cardale Jones, Tyrod Taylor, Josh Woodrum and T.J. Yates. He likely won't see the field in 2017.

Brad Kaaya - Detroit Lions - 0 starts

Kaaya fell a great deal in this year's draft, but he actually wound up in an okay situation. Matthew Stafford will be Detroit's starter, and Jake Rudock will be the backup. Kaaya will have time to learn. Chad Kelly - Denver Broncos - 0 starts

Kelly will sit behind Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, but he too wound up in a decent situation. Kelly has a great deal of talent and will need to stay out of trouble to have a shot at making a name for himself in the league.