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Drafting a QB in first round and NFL Success


Quick Question who is the only team in the NFL besides the Chiefs to not have drafting a QB in the first round in the Last 25 years.

If you answered the New Orleans Saints, You guessed correctly. I was thinking about writing a long diatribe to telling you why the Chiefs need to Draft and develop a NFL starting QB, but instead i will leave you with this simple breakdown.

First Round QB drafted since 1993 by team

29 of 32 current NFL teams have drafted a QB in the first round since 1993

30 of 32 current NFL teams have won a Playoff Game since 1993

27 of 32 Current NFL teams have played in a Super Bowl since 1970

ARIZONA CARDINALS**
2006 10 Matt Leinart QB USC

ATLANTA FALCONS**
2008 3 Matt Ryan QB Boston College
2001 1 Michael Vick QB Virginia Tech

BALTIMORE RAVENS
2008 18 Joe Flacco QB Delaware
2003 19 Kyle Boller QB California

BUFFALO BILLS**
2004 22 J.P. Losman QB Tulane

CAROLINA PANTHERS**
2011 1 Cam Newton QB Auburn
1995 5 Kerry Collins QB Penn State

CHICAGO BEARS**
2003 22 Rex Grossman QB Florida
1999 12 Cade McNown QB UCLA

CINCINNATI BENGALS**
2003 1 Carson Palmer QB USC
1999 3 Akili Smith QB Oregon

CLEVELAND BROWNS*
2012 22 Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State
2007 22 Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame
1999 1 Tim Couch QB Kentucky

DALLAS COWBOYS
*(had Troy Aikman from 1989 draft)

DENVER BRONCOS
2010 25 Tim Tebow QB Florida
2006 11 Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt

DETROIT LIONS
2009 1 Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
2002 3 Joey Harrington QB Oregon

GREEN BAY PACKERS
2005 24 Aaron Rodgers QB California

HOUSTON TEXANS*
2002 1 David Carr QB Fresno State

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
2012 1 Andrew Luck QB Stanford
1998 1 Peyton Manning QB Tennessee

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS*
2011 10 Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri
2003 7 Byron Leftwich QB Marshall

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
none

MIAMI DOLPHINS
2012 8 Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M

MINNESOTA VIKINGS**
2011 12 Christian Ponder QB Florida State
1999 11 Daunte Culpepper QB Central Florida

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
1993 1 Drew Bledsoe QB Washington State

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
None

NEW YORK GIANTS
2004 4 Philip Rivers QB North Carolina State

NEW YORK JETS
2009 5 Mark Sanchez QB USC
2000 18 Chad Pennington QB Marsha

OAKLAND RAIDERS
2007 1 JaMarcus Russell QB Louisiana State

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES**
1999 2 Donovan McNabb QB Syracuse

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
2004 11 Ben Roethlisberger QB Miami (Ohio)

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS**
2004 1 Eli Manning QB Mississippi
1998 2 Ryan Leaf QB Washington State

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS**
1993 2 Rick Mirer QB Notre Dame

ST. LOUIS RAMS
2010 1 Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
2005 1 Alex Smith QB Utah
1997 26 Jim Druckenmiller QB Virginia Tech

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
2009 17 Josh Freeman QB Kansas State
1994 6 Trent Dilfer QB Fresno State

TENNESSEE TITANS**
2011 8 Jake Locker QB Washington
2006 3 Vince Young QB Texas
1995 3 Steve McNair QB Alcorn State

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
2012 2 Robert Griffin QB Baylor
2005 25 Jason Campbell QB Auburn
2002 32 Patrick Ramsey QB Tulane
1994 3 Heath Shuler QB Tennessee


Super Bowl Winner since 1970
** Played in Super Bowl since 1970
*Won Playoff game since 1993

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

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