Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Originally posted by captveg:
Originally posted by 9erred:
This years rookie class of qb's and even CK7 have given other GM's pause that it takes a qb year to figure out a play book and get into the NFL swing of things.
1. Andrew Luck- New offense, rebuilding team, head coach with cancer, headed to play offs.
2. RG III- rookie stud
3. Kirk Cousins- 2 wins in 2 starts, not bad for a fourth round pick and a rookie.
4. Ryan Tannehill- From Hard Knocks to carrying the franchise.
5. CK7- beat the bears, Saints and Patriots. All teams that in the beginning of hte season these where the test if the team was for real or not.
6. Matt Ryan- stud from year one.
Now Alex Smith has made close to 80 million dollars to date. On any other team he would have been dropped after year 3, making 35 million. He should be happy to be so well compensated for his lack of production.
Then again, look at Bradshaw in St. Louis. His career has been Alex Smith 2.0 so far.
One could also point to Newton's sophomore slump. In other words, not every situation can bring instant and consistent results.
BradFORD's 3 year career dwarfs Alex's first 3 years so I dont think the comparison is very good.
And Newton's sophomore slump? He started off slow but have you seen what he has done recently? At no point in Alex's career has he had a stretch of games like Cam's recent 4 or 5 games.
Bradford (excuse the previous typo) has some better stats but his development has definitely been stagnated by the continuous turnover in coaching. That was the point of my comparison.
Newton - that's why I said "consistent" results.
Smith is 27 and playing Top 10 ball. He'll start next year, guaranteed. That's the bottom line here. And I expect he'll do quite well.
[ Edited by captveg on Dec 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM ]