Most Sportswriters Have No Idea How to Evaluate Quarterback Talent

Marcus Mariota

Sport writers are an interesting bred. It is evident when you read analysis of NFL football news which is very opinionated. The problems is most sports writers have absolutely no idea how to analyze a team, or to correctly evaluate a quarterback. Not to mention, the lack of historical perspective in their writing.

Teddy Bridgewater

Therein lies an huge problem. A case in point those who cover the NFL are obsessed with the role and play of the so called franchise quarterback. For instance sports writers in New York feel that the hapless New York Jets can draft an NFL ready quarterback right out of college. Anyone will good sense would not even give credence to this senario. For instance Marcus Mariota is considered by many to be the Top quarterback draft prospect in the draft. This is a totally bogus assumption.

Mariota has not a played a down in the NFL and would be hard pressed to even start for most NFL teams. The truth is most draft ready college quarterbacks will need to sit and watch before they can handle the rigors of leading an NFL team. Of all the quarterbacks that were drafted this year as rookies, only one has made a credible impact, and that is Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater. He is the cream of the crop. The reality is college quarterback draftees need to sit, watch, and learn from veterans before they can be expected to start and be successful in the NFL

For the record, Mike Vick should be resigned by the New York Jets for 2015, and they need to decide on what to do with Geno Smith, or if they want to cut him and bring in a quarterback that can be groomed over a period of two years to be the starter. That is the only way to go.



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