Look out Rodgers! This Year of the Quarterback is Turning out to be an Elite Few and a very needy rest of the NFL. 10 NFL teams are in need of Starting Quality Quartebacks in the 2011 NFL
The 2012 NFL draft:
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
It's also possible that both Irsay and Polian may deem Manning "damaged goods." They'll surely keep Luck if they don't feel confident in Manning's ability to recover from neck surgery.
2. Miami Dolphins: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
New regimes mean new quarterbacks, so assuming Tony Sparano is fired sometime soon, the Dolphins will be looking for a new franchise signal-caller.
5. Seattle Seahawks: Landry "Lance" Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Charlie Whitehurst flopped in his first start, putting forth a pathetic display at Cleveland. Tarvaris Jackson relieved him against the Bengals, but he stinks as well.
6. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor
It's time to put Robert Griffin in the top 10. He's been so good this year, and he may go higher than most big boards indicate based on the success Cam Newton has enjoyed thus far.
Why will these QB's go so quickly?
- Miami Dolphins - ?
- Indianapolis Colts - Peyton Manning
- Tennessee Titans - ?
- Jacksonville Jaguars - Blaine Gabbert *
- Oakland Raiders - ?
- Denver Broncos - ?
- Washington Redskins - ?
- Minnesota Vikings - Christian Ponder *
- San Francisco 49ers - ?
- Seattle Seahawks - ?
- St Louis Rams - Sam Bradford
Teams are a combined 26-54 with San Francisco having a 6-1 record behind Alex Smith.
From www.ProFootballFocus.com , QB's with 75% of the teams snaps sorted by Comp %.
|Player||Team||Record||Att/Snap %||Passing Yds||Rushing Yds||QB Generated Offense|
|Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||7-0||51.39||2372||699||793.81|
|Drew Brees||New Orleans||5-3||58.13||2754||939||607.25|
|Tom Brady||New England||5-2||53.64||2361||787||672.41|
|Eli Manning||NY Giants||5-2||50.41||2127||599||752.82|
|Philip Rivers||San Diego||4-3||50.48||2084||812||622.09|
|Matt Cassel||Kansas City||4-3||44.88||1367||870||363.03|
|Andy Dalton *||Cincinnati||5-2||48.87||1479||724||402.39|
|Josh Freeman||Tampa Bay||4-3||56.84||1725||701||346.06|
|Cam Newton *||Carolina||2-6||51.43||2393||1037||530.51|
|Mark Sanchez||NY Jets||4-3||50.32||1545||647||441.98|
This Chart does not take into account Turnovers. Or TD's. It does not allow for Dominate Defenses either. poor Offensive Lines, Bad Coaching, or Officiating.
Will 2011 go down as the Greatest QB Draft? or 2012?
1 1 Baltimore Colts (player later traded to Denver) John Elway Quarterback Stanford
1 7 Kansas City Chiefs Todd Blackledge Quarterback Penn State
1 14 Buffalo Bills (from Cleveland) Jim Kelly Quarterback Miami (FL)
1 15 New England Patriots Tony Eason Quarterback Illinois
1 27 Miami Dolphins Dan Marino Quarterback Pittsburgh
This year's draft is frequently referred to as the draft with the Quarterback class of 1983, because six quarterbacks were taken in the first round, an unusually high number. Of these quarterbacks, four played in the Super Bowl, four were selected to play in the Pro Bowl, and three have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The next highest number of quarterbacks taken in the first round is the five taken in the 1999 NFL Draft. All six quarterbacks were drafted by American Football Conference (AFC) teams. In eleven of the sixteen years following this draft, the AFC was represented in the Super Bowl by a team led by one of these quarterbacks: the Denver Broncos by John Elway (five times), the Buffalo Bills by Jim Kelly (four times), the Miami Dolphins by Dan Marino (once), or the New England Patriots by Tony Eason (once). from Wiki
1 1 Carolina Panthers Cam Newton QB Auburn SEC 2010 Heisman Trophy winner
1 8 Tennessee Titans Jake Locker QB Washington Pac-10
1 10 Jacksonville Jaguars Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Big 12 from Washington
1 12 Minnesota Vikings Christian Ponder QB Florida State ACC
2 35 Cincinnati Bengals Andy Dalton QB TCU MWC
2 36 San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada WAC from Denver