Skip to comments.Final exam Which young QBs can survive in postseason?
Posted on 12/08/2006 7:41:33 PM PST by Dysart
Even with four weeks left in the regular season, it's become obvious that the run to the Super Bowl is going to turn on some seriously young arms ... and heads. Consider: The Bears (Rex Grossman for now; the Brian Griese Watch has been on for several weeks running), Chargers (Philip Rivers), Cowboys (Tony Romo), Jaguars (David Garrard) and Broncos (Jay Cutler for now; the Jake Plummer Watch could resume any day now) all have first-year starting quarterbacks.
Technically, speaking, at least. Grossman had started seven games before this year, but one season was truncated by injury after three starts and another, last year, began only in December. Garrard also had been a starter before this year, two four-game stints in relief of Byron Leftwich. But neither has taken a team through the heart of the season and into the playoffs.
This collection of callow QBs is cause for serious scrutiny. As my fellow scribe Mike Silver has pointed out repeatedly and sensibly this autumn, half a season -- or less -- does not a Hall of Famer make. It doesn't even make a gainfully employed professional quarterback, which is why Bill Parcells delights in dropping the names of one-hit wonders on Romo at practice, just to keep the boy grounded. (He's already grounded, by the way; keep reading). Then again, Ben Roethlisberger was pretty good as a rookie. So there's no reliable formula.
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Romo is the best thing to happen to Dallas since Emmitt Smith.
Oh my, we shall see..
LOL... those superfans crack me up... ;) Da Bears! :D
Someone mention Ben? :o)
Rivers gets my vote.
The Cowboys certainly are a different team with Romo, he makes the guys around him play better.
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