Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by 76Razor:
Originally posted by Rathman_44:
1987 Danny McManus
1988 Chip Ferguson
1989 P. T. Willis
1990 Brad Johnson/Casey Weldon
1991 Casey Weldon
1992-1993 Charlie Ward
1994-1995 Danny Kanell
1996-1997 Thad Busby
1998-2000 Chris Weinke
2001-2004 Chris Rix
2004 Chris Rix/Wyatt Sexton
2005 Drew Weatherford
2006-2007Drew Weatherford/Xavier Lee
2008-2009 Christian Ponder
wow. if this is not a telling sign of no good QB's from that program, i don't know what is.
Name all the great modern NFL QB's that came out of Tennessee not named Manning.
I'll give you a head start... Heath Shuler was probably the best and he had no NFL career to speak of.
Does that mean The Colts shouldn't have picked Peyton? Just because no Tennessee QB had translated to the NFL (in the modern era anyways) before? Even looking at previous players from the same school as a tiny part of a prospect's evaluation is plain stupid.
Not sure it's "stupid" to look back at a particular school's track record for the most important position in sports. Certain schools have a higher than ordinary history of producing pro-ready QBs. Florida State clearly does not. Maybe that dies with Bobby's coaching tenure, but then again, Ponder is a direct decendant of that tenure.
Peyton Manning was a no brainer based on his production in college. Show me any semblence of statistical comparison between Christian Ponder and Peyton Manning. Comparing apples to oranges in the truest representation of "stupid".