Originally Posted by drunkoski
if he's healthy he should be #1.
Talent-wise, absolutely. The thing is that he's barely played football in two years. If he's healthy, I'd start him at #2 and let him get used to being hit again. If he seems to be holding up physically (and I'm not just talking about the knee), then promote him to #1 after a few games but I'd start him out slowly just to see how he handles the physicality of the game after having been out for so long.
All that said, the risk in playing him too soon is high. I'd rather err on the side of caution and not play him unless he's 100% ready and has taken some plenty of hits in practice.