To expand on this: STOP with the whole "if (insert terrible qb here) had the right personnel, playcalling, coaching, OL, yada yada yada". I want a QB that can perform despite these things, like any winning franchise.
The problem is that once you figure out there are different timelines, they once again go and throw you more timelines without any explanation. It's not creative or thought provoking, just confusing. I enjoyed the story but it's some of the worst storytelling I've ever seen.
Seems that the consensus is that episode 1 was just all over the place and anyone who hadn't read the books/played the games would have no clue what's going on. I felt this way, decided to muscle through the next few episodes and each got better as it went along.