Originally posted by verb1der:
If you were Jim Harbaugh, and had the opportunity to pick between these two as your starting QB (considering both players body of work this season), who would you pick!?
And under-discussed aspect of this OP is that it says "if you were Jim Harbaugh." There's a chance Jim's homerism for CK has surpassed his homerism for Luck at this point. He probably has googley eyes for CK's upside, especially given the poise and accuracy he has shown so far.
The Luck hate from some in this thread is a bit ridiculous though, e.g. harping on his turnovers and saying he's having the third best season of rookie QBs, lol. Luck was an amazing prospect coming into the league and continues to be. He's head and shoulders above RGIII and Wilson and Kaep at this point. He is carrying an entire team on his shoulders. Luck's upside is one conversation we can have (we all know the Manning/Elway talk), but I would take Luck RIGHT NOW over guys like Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, and Tony Romo.
Let's be careful with the "CK has potential to be the BESTEST THERE EVER WAS" talk just because he's 6'5" with a rocket arm. So is Cam Newton. Kaep is just a 2nd round pick from a gimmick offense who has vastly exceeded expectations in his first five starts. That's amazing for the 49ers, as it looks like we have a star QB on our hands. But we can be thrilled for him and for our situation without losing perspective. Is it possible that CK has a better career than Luck? Yeah, it's possible. But at this point there is simply no objective justification for thinking so other than homerism. The fan forums of 31 other teams would agree. Heck, the Panthers forum might think Cam is a better prospect than Luck, which we would rightfully laugh at.