05-03-2008, 03:49 AM #51
Re: Rookie quarterbacks could make immediate impact
[quote author=StillPurple link=topic=44481.msg771652#msg771652 date=1209481241]
Well, some points:
a. I also don't really care that much about who plays QB, if we get the "W"
b. I will admit it if Tarvaris proves me wrong. Until then.. :
c. Tom Brady was a 4th-round pick I think, and started his first season, after "everyone" said he had no track record in the NFL and was thus a 3rd stringer
d. Booty is like Matt Schaub, and will fit our system very well (he already knows the offense from USC, and so doesn't have to learn it from scratch). I agree that Booty would not fit many offenses (Raiders, etc.). But he fits ours very well.
Someone posted a video of Booty's screwups. But hey, I could (but won't) post a video of Tarvaris vs. the Redskins last year.
And he didn't win the starting position, he was thrust in via injury, and played surprisingly well.
Does anyone remember a lot of those same type of people not liking T-Jack as a QB because he was a 2nd rounder & not a 1st?
Johnny Unitas, 9th round
Bart Starr, 17th round
Just to name three.
Brady - 6th Round
Romo - Undrafted
Bulger - 6th Round
Derek Anderson - 6th Round
Hasselbeck -6th Round
Jon Kitna - Undrafted
David Garrard - 4th Round
Those are all guys who have made deep playoff runs or had Pro Bowl seasons as late round guys.
Of course, for every one of those guys you have a Palmer, Manning (2), Rivers, etc. that was a first round pick and is now successful.
None of those guys started right away and were multi-year projects. Booty will keep the bench warm (no pun intended) for our quarterbacks who have played in the NFL before. Also, Brady rode the pine his rookie year and replaced an injured Bledsoe in 2001.
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