I dont' see what Jerry has to do with anything. So he fell in love with a project; that qb was athletic, but his tools weren't nearly as impressive as Osweillers. And Elway hasn't exactly made picks like Jerry does.
Aaron Rogers, Terry Bradshaw, Phillip Rivers, Brett Farve, Steve Young all off the top of my head sat to start their careers. They turned out okay. Most didn't have a "rookie" season stat wise either, after sitting.