Six Time Super Bowl Champions!
- Jan 16, 2008
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- San Antonio, TX
I know. That was not going to be the case if we traded up and got one of the top QBs. There was a chance he could have played at some point this season depending on his ability to grasp the offense.
The more I think about it, I really wish we tanked the games to the Jets. Being in the top 10 this year was critical with the amount of QBs available.
Tanking isn't the equivalent of success. If that were the case the Jets/Falcons/Lions/Browns would be world beaters. The Browns have a great collection of talent, but it took them years to pull it together.
There's no guarantee these rookies will pan out, either. In fact looking back at a QB rich draft that was 2011 similar to this one:
Cam went 1st
Jake Locker went 8th
Blaine Gabbert went 10th
Chistian Ponder went 12th
Of those QBs, only Cam fulfilled his potential and looked like a 1st overall pick. The rest were either out of the NFL or in Gabbert's case, he became a career back up.
Then we got Andy Dalton who went in the second round, who had way more success than any of the mentioned QBs. There was Colin Kaepernick, who also had more success than the above mentioned albeit for a short time.
Hell, even Tyrod Taylor who was drafted in the 6th round had a much better career than three of those four 1st rounders. So yeah, picking a QB in the first round doesn't mean they'll pan out.