Who Killed the Franchise NFL QB?

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Who Killed the Franchise NFL QB?
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Tom Brady

Over the last few years the NFL has gone from a running league to a quarterback driven offense that depends on passing to get big plays. 

Every team needs a franchise quarterback, but very few teams have one. There must be some reason that so many teams that don’t have one. 

Somebody must be to blame.



Maybe it was Tom Brady, the late round Future HOF QB every coach seems to think they can find and develop?

Brady was pick 199 in the sixth round of the 2000 draft. 

There were six QBs who were picked before Brady including Spergon Wynn from Texas State by the Browns earlier in that round. 


Every coach thinks he can be the one to take a raw kid with some athleticism on a low round pick and make him into the next franchise QB. But as we have seen, a coach is more likely to get hit by falling space junk than turn a late round QB into a future hall of famer. That doesn't stop teams from drafting a QB late in almost every draft. 

The fact that so many teams draft a quarterback every year in the late rounds tells us how successful that policy is. Few teams have a true franchise guy under center.



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