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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Luke Smartwater, Jan 14, 2013.
RG3 pre injury
I voted Kaepernick, I like RG3 but not with his knee issues.. also luck is a good option.
If we had any of the other ones, we may have gotten won more games and that would mean Munch didnt suck so much and we may keep him past next year
RG3. Far and away the best qb out of the 3 so far.
Can't believe I'm the first one to vote for Luck. I know he's an AFC South guy and we're supposed to hate him, but he's the correct answer IMO.
Guys like RG3 and Kaepernick and thrilling to watch, but it's the pure pocket passer in the mold of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady that you want to build your franchise around. Their style of play and their intelligence in the pocket means that they don't get injured and their success isn't dependent on athleticism, so they can remain elite for well beyond a decade.
That's the player you want on your team.
That's the player YOU want on your team.
Are you suggesting that you can't have both athleticism AND intelligence? Because I've seen RG3, Russell Wilson, and Kaepernick all 3 read defenses correctly, follow their progressions correctly and play intelligently. They use their intelligence first and then their athleticism second. That is a rare trait.
Manning and Brady are great no doubt, as it also appears Luck will be, but having the right HC is as equally important in establishing a successful franchise QB. I doubt Brady would have multiple rings without Belicheck making sure the gameplan, D scheme and ST's were performing as they should. I have no doubt that we'd Peyton with multiple SB rings if he was on the Patriots. So my point is, that all those QB's above are possess an exceptional blend of skills. Your reference of Luck being a clearly superior choice as a franchise QB is a bit out of proportion when you consider the effect coaching has on QB performance- (wins, stats, etc)
Guess you missed the 901 turnovers and 30% completion rate.
Y'all are probably going to hate me for this... but Andrew Luck.
Now, his rookie season has been overrated. But he has all the tools to be an elite QB for years. He's got the brain, arm, legs.. he's got it all. He's corky and a goof, but he'll likely be good. I see him atleast as a Matt Ryan.
Now, I love RG3. But his durability scares me. He's torn an ACL twice in 4 years. He's a skinny 217 pounds. He's a playmaker, and a Sportscenter Top-10 guy.. but chances he gets hurt again are high. I love his high-character, but man.. he's got to start sliding and can't be taking all these hits. His injury history/play style scare me.
Russell Wilson - He's very underrated. He's short, but his balls never getting batted down. He's got Drew Brees potential, but I dont ever see him being that good. He's my #3 though.
Colin Kaepernick - He's got the legs, and the arm strength. But, I don't know if I can trust him yet to run a 2-min drill with the game on the line. Eventually these read options will get figured out and his run successfulness will be reduce. Can he win a game strictly with his arm?
Jake Locker - Terrible accuracy, has the phyiscal tools minus accuracy (alot of that is mental). He's got the legs, but I can't ever see him being an elite QB. He got worse year 1 to year 2.
Not that it matters, any of these QBs behind our OL and coaching would be a bust.
The thing with Luck is he is going to get better and he is a guy who could play at a high level for over a decade. RGIII couldn't get through his first season and when his team was in the playoffs he wasn't healthy. So long term I'd still take Luck. As the team around him improves and he develops he is a sure thing. While Kap or RGIII could be as good or better I'd still take Luck now if I had a choice.
Incidently I wanted Kap and we should have tried to trade back or trade up in the 2nd into the bottom of the first round to get him. Dalton would have been the guy we grabbed if we missed Kap. I don't hate Locker but the value wasn't there at #8 IMO.