NFL Teams are always looking for a great quarterback, with the exception of the Lions, who always have one, and I think I have compiled a few features that are essential to the "franchise" quarterback.
All teams, except the Lions, who know what they are doing, should read this list and look for these traits when evaluating the selection of quarterbacks for the upcoming draft.
I hope this list can create positive discussion and feedback as to what traits I may have excluded.
The No. 1 intangible that a quarterback must possess is leadership. Ryan Leaf epitomizes this with his NFL Record four wins in three years as a starter.
A quarterback must know where he and his receivers are located on the field at all times. Dan Orlovsky displayed this talent with his poetic safety in a game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Every player should be careful with the ball, but it is important when you are a quarterback because a lot of the times that fumble goes for six the other way.
Sage Rosenfel's brilliant display of ball security in his courageous comeback for the Colts is magic.
You want your quarterback to be a role model off the field. You also want him to stay out of prison. I think this one is pretty self explanatory.
A quarterback of the future is essential to any team hoping to consistently compete at the highest level. This XFL MVP is a fixture in Pittsburgh.
All NFL teams are searching for that unique size for a quarterback, and Jared Lorenzen definitely qualifies.
Some quarterbacks just have God-Given athletic ability. This former brilliant free agent pickup by the Detroit Lions is the model from which all quarterbacks should be based upon. Kitna's athletic ability has allowed the Lions to win 10 or more games each time Kitna has guaranteed it to happen.