Originally posted by D_Niner:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by PatrickWillisHOF:
What other qb in history has been given 7 YEARS to prove himself?
Jim Plunkett, George Blanda, Steve Young...
Plunket was only given 5 years in NE before he was gone...5 NE, 1 SF, 2 Oakland before starting.In Blanda's first 7 years he was used much more as a kicker than a QB... In fact he retired in the late 1950's because he was only being used as a kicker back then...Not true, worked his way up to starting QB in Chi then was injured (sort of like another QB we know), then used as a kicker due to injury, left to play elsewhere to play QB, finally made it to Oakland.Steve, was traded after 2 years in TB and immediately provided results for us. His first 5 years with SF he had PR of 120.8, 72.2, 120.8, 92.6, 101.8 respectively..No, played for USFL 1 Yr, TB 2 Yrs, and he was an understudy to Montana until 1990. 1984-1990 = 7 Yrs.
See comments in bold that have been added. These are some of my favorite QBs but they had to work hard to become legendary. Plunkett and Young are lucky to have survived their early periods, being blasted often on poor teams. Blanda had to overcome his value as a kicker and injuries.
Edit: Won't try to insert bold into other posts after this...not very clear.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Feb 25, 2011 at 8:37 AM ]