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Why dont we have a franchise quarterback!!!!!

Im real envious of the steelers, patriots, colts, bengals, packers, falcons(potentialy), ravens(potentialy) and the other possibles. What gives, it sucks that we aint got one! Can Hill be the guy.
because my son is only 5 years old, ease off on the pressure will ya, be patient

Because franchise QBs don't exactly grow on trees. All of the armchair GMs on this site would like to think that we could just pick one up at Wal-Mart, but it ain't that easy.
There are about 5-7 teams inthe entire league that have a true Franchise QB. We happen to have a franchise RB. Not all do. You can't "always" have everything. (unlike the 80's for us )
I would rather have a franchise quarterback than a Franchise running back. Sorry Gore fans.
Because there’s a real shortage of good QBs out there, and it’s a position that is very hard to scout. Guess wrong and you end up with an Alex Smith. Guess right and you’ve got Joe Montana.
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Because we passed on Aaron Rodgers for Alex Smith, that's why.
Originally posted by crzy:
Because we passed on Aaron Rodgers for Alex Smith, that's why.

hindsight is always 20/20 my friend. I agree with u.
because we dont
Originally posted by crzy:
Because we passed on Aaron Rodgers for Alex Smith, that's why.

Yeah ok, who's to say that he wouldn't have ended up like Alex if we had thrown him into the fire with an awful football team like we did with Alex. That's the problem when you use hindsight to make assumptions. No one knows what would've happened to Aaron if we had drafted him instead of Alex.
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Originally posted by PA9erFaithful:
Originally posted by crzy:
Because we passed on Aaron Rodgers for Alex Smith, that's why.

Yeah ok, who's to say that he wouldn't have ended up like Alex if we had thrown him into the fire with an awful football team like we did with Alex. That's the problem when you use hindsight to make assumptions. No one knows what would've happened to Aaron if we had drafted him instead of Alex.

Aaron Rodgers has been and always will be a more talented NFL quarterback than Alex Smith.

In every situation, on every team, with any set of wide receivers, running backs, and offensive line.....and with any coach.....Aaron Rodgers ALWAYS ALWAYS would have out-performed Alex Smith.
Originally posted by crzy:
Because we passed on Aaron Rodgers for Alex Smith, that's why.

Come on crzy. You know that if Aaron Rodgers was selected by us, thrown into the pit his rookie year with a terrible O-line, Kevan Barlow, our sorry excuse of receivers, and 5 different OCs, Rodgers could've ended up being as bad.

I actually did want Rodgers that year though. He learned under a future Hall of Famer and was brought in slowly. Alex really didn't have anything.
Originally posted by SF69ers:
Originally posted by crzy:
Because we passed on Aaron Rodgers for Alex Smith, that's why.

Come on crzy. You know that if Aaron Rodgers was selected by us, thrown into the pit his rookie year with a terrible O-line, Kevan Barlow, our sorry excuse of receivers, and 5 different OCs, Rodgers could've ended up being as bad.

I actually did want Rodgers that year though. He learned under a future Hall of Famer and was brought in slowly. Alex really didn't have anything.

I actually kind of wonder how Smith would have turned out if he had been drafted by the Packers instead and backed up Farve for a few years.
Because you have to be smart enough to evaluate your own talent. Our GM's evidently are not that smart.

Drafting Alex was a stupid move BUT, there are 2 other facts that I think are much more telling. Alex was the only REAL attempt to get a Franchise QB. Why did they not draft more QB's high since 2002? STUPID. Also, you have to be capable of identifying what you have in a QB quicker than 4 years. 2-3 years tops, if it still looks bad, cut him and draft another.

We don't have a Franchise QB because ownership-management does not make enough high investment acquisitions at that position. Even Garcia was not a high draft choice.

So basically we only made 1 pick all decade long, and we spent that 1 pick on the worst possible person