Originally posted by 80sbaby24:Originally posted by dtg_9er: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.
You seem to be missing the point here brother. No team gives a QB seven years to prove he is serviceable. NO TEAM. The three players you named are clear examples of players who revived their careers after failing with their original teams. Teams move on after a few years of horrible QB play. Why the 49ers think that 6 years isnt enough to evaluate a QB is beyond me. Even the Raiders are smarter than that.
I understand your point but believe each of those players worked under some bad conditions. If Blanda hadn't been injured he might have been a hall of fame QB for Chi. If Young had come into the NFL to a good team, instead of the USFL he might have had six more good years on his career. If Plunkett had not been beaten to a pulp in NE he might have not had to rehab and relearn the position for a number of years, in SF and Oakland.
Just saying that you can't ignore the fact that conditions can keep a good player down, but they may make it back under a better coach, better system, etc.
Love the gray areas of life and hope the 9ers win next year, with a new QB or with the old QB. If they trade a first round pick for Nate Davis...then I'll start getting mad!