FanPost

The Case for a Franchise QB + Sunday Evening Game + CKC Mega Thread

After witnessing what I did today out of Chad Henne I'm going to remove myself from his bandwagon (which I've been on since the day he was drafted in 2008). In this article I will make the case for drafting a franchise QB. I'll focus on on former first rounders as that is historically the best place to find one. Yes, there are exceptions to that rule but not many (For instance, name me ONE proven QB outside of Drew Brees to come from the second round). Here are the first round QB's taken in the first round since 2000 (I don't want to go too far back because I believe that introduces too many possible variables). Along with the guy is the year he was drafted, where he went overall, and the team to take him:

2010

1rst Sam Bradford (St. Louis)
25th Tim Tebow (Denver)

2009

1rst Matt Stafford (Detroit)
5th Mark Sanchez (NYJ)
17th Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay)

2008

2nd Matt Ryan (Atlanta)
18th Joe Flacco (Baltimore)

2007

1st JaMarcus Russel (Oakland)
22nd Brady Quinn (Cleveland)

2006

3rd Vince Young (Tennessee)
10th Matt Leinart (Arizona)
11th Jay Cutler (Denver)

2005

1rst Alex Smith (San Francisco)
24th Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay)
25th Jason Campbell (Washington)

2004

1st Eli Manning (SD)*
4th Philip Rivers (NYG)*
11th Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh)
22nd J.P. Losman (Buffalo)

*obviously these two were part of a draft day trade
2003

1st Carson Palmer (Cincinatti)
7th Byron Leftwich (Jacksonville)
19th Kyler Boller (Baltimore)
22nd Rex Grossman (Chicago)

2002

1st David Carr (Houston)
3rd Joey Harrington (Detroit)
32nd Patrick Ramsey (Washington)

2001

1st Michael Vick (Atlanta)

2000

18th Chad Pennington (NYJ)

That's 28 QB's taken in the first round in the past decade.

Out of these 28, half of them were or are “franchise QB's for their team at some point or another. Meaning they played in the playoffs multiple times or looking down the line will take their team to the playoffs soon for multiple times. Now some teams such as Baltimore or Atlanta had to go twice in the same five year span to find the right guy....but it's not the “crapshoot” that analysts and others in the media would have you believe.

Is it time for the Dolphins to make that pick? I believe it is.

Lets treat this thread like gameday thread/ckc and discuss

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker