Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by 49oz2superbowl:
Whoever didn't pick Chris Weinke, clearly glanced over the name and didn't recall his one start against the Browns. Chris Weinke was not an NFL qb, he was cut by the team that drafted him and unemployed for years at a time. H was not only a has been, but never was when he got his start with us.
Atleast guys like Picket showed potential in games and a general athleticism.
Chris Weinke, in his rookie year played almost as good as Alex Smith's best year. Don't mind the interceptions, he was a rookie and they weren't all his fault.
Can people start seeing the pattern here?
Here are His career statistics:
Completion %: 54.4%
His entire career he has had better weapons and offensive line play than Alex Smith... and Alex's sophomore campaign was night and day better than any year Chris Weinke ever had....
Chris Weinke's Best Year
(and all other years aren't remotely close to this)
Completion Percentage: 54.3%
Alex Smith 2006
Completion Percentage: 58.1%
Alex Smith 2008 (in just 10 full games)
Completion Percentage: 60.5%
Yes, Chris Weinke looked like a game manager as a rookie, but he was also 29 years old as a rookie, where as Alex Smith was 20/21. The fact that he won the Heisman and was a draft afterthought can attest to how little NFL potential Weinke had. He was a guy with a low ceiling set, but a floor to be a bad/yet servicable option to get through games. When he played for us he was 35 years old!!! He was bad in his prime, and 35 years old at the time he played for us. Even Hall of Fame players are after thoughts at the age of 35, yet alone a player who was bad in his best year, and out of the league for over half of his career span. Show me the option with Alex Smith playing at 35 and I might consider it.
[ Edited by 49oz2superbowl on Oct 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM ]