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Positive: Prototype QB size. Strong Arm. Accurate. Mobile.
Negatives: No exp. May be lacking poise of starting QB.
Last but certainly not least. Brett Ratliff. Please quote me when I say "Ratty" will be the starter for the New York Jets in 2009. Whether it be in the beginning of the season or towards the end, he will emerge as the starter.
"Ratty" was not highly touted coming out of high school and had to earn his scholarship to Utah after an impressive two year tenure at Butte Junior College in California. At Butte he threw for a school career record of 41 touchdowns and led his team to a division championship.
The Jets signed "Ratty" as an undrafted free-agent in 2007 where he spent a year on the practice squad. He was given a chance in the 2008 preseason where he lead all NFL passers with a QB rating of 122.5.
After his preseason showing, there were rumors about Jets management considering "Ratty" to be a better second option to Bret Farve than Kellen Clemens was.
Ratty has been given the chance to lead a NFL team. His only obstacle is teammate Clemens, who he is now in competition with for starting job. The Jets are looking for the future franchise quarterback and they might have found it in Brett Ratliff.