If there is no other reason for the Detroit Lions to not select a quarterback in this year's draft, they must only look back on their past draft failures.
Whether the Lions select Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez, or any other quarterback, fans can be guaranteed of one thing—they probably will not be very good as professionals.
Since 1979, the Lions have drafted 11 quarterbacks, none of which have gone on to achieve any stardom in the NFL.
Some had successful careers as backups elsewhere, but it seems that any quarterback drafted by the Lions is destined to fail in Motown.
This list includes first-rounders in Chuck Long, Andre Ware, and Joey Harrington, but also includes no-names like Jeff Komlo and Mike Machurek.
So what exactly does a quarterback drafted by the Lions have to live up to?