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TTsTowel
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Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?

Just watching football this year (and some of last year), it seems like NFL teams are moving towards more athletic quarterbacks. Off the top of my head, Mike Vick, Cam Newton, RGIII, Russell Wilson, Jake Locker, Tim Tebow, and Colin Kaepernick. It just seems like they can do so much more with an offense. And these guys have all been spectacular (aside from Vick who was in the past, and Tebow who had mild success).

Do you, as a fan, foresee more quarterbacks like these being chosen over the normal, every-day pocket passer?


iliveinabox
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
locker and not luck?


theGarnetWay
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
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Do you, as a fan, foresee more quarterbacks like these being chosen over the normal, every-day pocket passer?



No. I know a couple of those guys are very young and their futures are 'to be determined' but look at the most successful QBs in the league.. Brady, the Mannings, Rodgers, etc. are all pocket passers.
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KingwoodLsuFan
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
I think it's moving this way because there are so many qb's now coming from a spread fast paced system.


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Tiger1242
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I think that is a trend but I think some of your examples are terrible...


KingwoodLsuFan
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Rodgers

Rodgers can run very well.


wildtigercat93
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
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Tebow


I lol'd


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theGarnetWay
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
He can indeed but I think he is more a pocket passer type and can't be considered a 'running QB' like several of those listed in the OP.


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TTsTowel
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locker and not luck?
I guess I should word it different. I haven't seen the Colts utilize his running ability on designed running plays for the quarterback. It could be just me not having been able to watch them, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I see Andrew Luck has a damn good athlete in his own right, but more of a pocket passer than doesn't have a game-plan designed around his athleticism.


TTsTowel
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I think some of your examples are terrible...
Like who?


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TigerintheNO
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
Luck has 49 attempts for 223 yards & 5Tds, but Locker is more athletic, he can hit a curveball.


JJ27
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
You trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?


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bomber77
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
Quarterbacks who run regularly are going to get hurt......period. Also will have shorter careers. Doug Flutie and Fran Tarkington are the only ones I know that are the exception.

Give me a pure pocket passer every time.


Lsuhoohoo
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
Seemed like this was a trend a few years back (see Vick's success) and then teams started to go away from it and back towards traditional pocket passers. Now, maybe its just my opinion, it seems like the mobile guys are more polished passers. RGIII and Kaep both threw for 3,000+ yards while rushing for 1,000 at some point.


lsu480
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
Yes there are more black QBs than ever


TN Bhoy
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
Like Brett Favre and Steve Young?


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TigerBait1127
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
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And these guys have all been spectacular (aside from Vick who was in the past, and Tebow who had mild success).


Cam and locker have not been spectacular.

Wilson and kaepernick haven't played well enough long enough to call them spectacular



bomber77
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
You think RGIII is more polished than the leagues pocket passers? And Kaep whoever that is?


SmellslikeKevinBacon
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re: Is the NFL taking a turn towards the more athletic quarterbacks?
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Quarterbacks who run regularly are going to get hurt......period. Also will have shorter careers. Doug Flutie and Fran Tarkington are the only ones I know that are the exception.

Give me a pure pocket passer every time.


I agree with this. The only dual threat QB that may be able to pull off a career as a duel threat is Cam. I think this because of his size. Being bigger I think he will be able to take more hits than the smaller QB.


jacks40
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No. I know a couple of those guys are very young and their futures are 'to be determined' but look at the most successful QBs in the league.. Brady, the Mannings, Rodgers, etc. are all pocket passers.


Rodgers is pretty athletic, at least much more than Brady and Manning.

He just chooses to use it mainly in the pocket.


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