NFL: Franchise Quarterbacks Grow on Trees

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by CloneBack, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. CloneBack

    CloneBack Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    West Des Moines
  2. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
    Staff Member

    Threads on franchise quarterbacks growing on trees evidently grow on trees too.:wink:
  3. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    If they grew on trees, everyone would have one. Article is dumb as hell.
  4. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2008
    Here nor there
    Other articles written by author:
    Signing a class of 2-star guys is just as good as a class of 5-stars!
  5. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Des Moines
    This is absolutely ridiculous. The author should go ask the Bears, Dolphins, 49ers, Cardinals, Browns, Panthers, Titans, and Broncos if franchise QBS are that plentiful. Try looking for your franchise QB in the later rounds of the draft year after year and see how long you last in that town.
  6. Tedcyclone

    Tedcyclone Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    vegas hedge fund
    West Des Moines
    this is why the NFL needs a rookie salary cap... no one wants the first few picks anymore, and if they were smart they wouldnt want any 1st round picks because of money. not that they dont have the money but because as a business owner they are better served getting more picks in the 2nd round on then less picks with first rounders.

    i agree. i would not take most offensive players besides offensive lineman or a possible receiver like calvin johnson in the 1st round. Id stick to d ends, d tackles, linebackers.. anyone you dont have to pay as much.

    seems the league is catching on also with i think 8 of the first 10 picks projected to be picked are all defensive players.
  7. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Des Moines
    The deals for the first ten picks or so are extremely bloated, but after that the contracts for mid to low first round picks are pretty palatable for teams. I just think that fanbases generally aren't pleased with high picks that aren't "skill position" guys. If a GM tries to build a team with defensive and trench guys as his high picks, he won't stick around long enough to reap the rewards. So it's a catch 22 of sorts for NFL decision makers.

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