Three NFL franchises & one AAFC franchise have existed in Baltimore since 1947. The AAFC Baltimore Colts (1947-49), the NFL Colts (1950), the NFL Colts (1953-1983), and the NFL Baltimore Ravens (1996 to present) have experienced a common malady. Drafting a QB with their #1 pick has given them a fit.
To date, it appears that of the eight QB's drafted with the first pick, it seems we finally hit a winner with the last pick. Joe Flacco's numbers are the best of the bunch. Bert Jones runs a respectable second. Jones had three good seasons when injuries dimmed his star.
The rest of the bunch are another story.
Three are in the Hall of Fame.
Two of the draft picks were so bad that they were the last straws leading to the demise of the Baltimore Colt franchise.
When the Colt franchise moved to Indianapolis, the QB draft curse ended. The Colts had moderate success with draftee Jeff George. Then came Peyton. Will their "luck" run out in 2012?
Here comes some names of the "number one's" who were picked to lead the Colts and Ravens to glory.