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Why the Franchise Quarterback and Big Arm are Overrated

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

A week after the draft, I am still reflecting on what I feel was the biggest mistake in the draft. That was the Lions taking Matthew Stafford with the first pick. This mistake is made repeatedly and yet teams keep doing it. GMs feel that they need that Franchise quarterback with the cannon arm.

The problem is that the QB can't do it all by himself. It takes a good team around him for him to have a chance to be successful. If a QB is taken that high than the team in all likelihood isn't very good. More importantly the line isn't very good. Then your franchise QB becomes an incredible bust.

It really isn't hard to figure this out but for whatever reason GMs can't. So they continue the trend of drafting these QBs and ve...

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