Rookie QB’s who haven’t played one NFL Snap won’t be as good as rookie QB who played entire season. So it has been said, so it shall be. This is the schlock that gets passed off as journalism in the NFL offseason. Speculation runs rampant because that’s all we have right now, speculation.
But let’s get serious shall we?
How can you honestly look at two different players in two different systems in completely different situations and determine that one is going to be better than the other?
NFL.com has run this article where writer Marc Slessler breaks down his opinions for you. Opinions. You know what they say about opinions right?
In his article, Marc gives us the following insights:
- At some point we’re going to reach the regular season. Smart guy.
- When we do, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be scrutinized by experts and fans alike. It’s almost like he’s seen NFL football before.
- Success isn’t about numbers. What?
- It’s about where you ultimately lead your team. To Denny’s for a Grand Slam Breakfast?
Look, I’m not the smartest guy around, and I’m absolutely a homer when it comes to my team. I want Robert Griffin III to be the second coming of Football Jesus. I want him to be the savior of the Washington Redskins and I want him to restore the glory and grandeur of this one proud franchise.
Where did Cam Newton lead his team last season, might I ask? Did he get them a playoff berth? No? Then what did he accomplish? I guess we’d have to look at some of those “numbers” that don’t give you an indicator of success, right? I mean, the guy attempted 517 passes with 310 completions with an average of 7.8 yards, and a total of 4, 051 yards. He racked up 21 touchdowns through the air and 14 more on the ground. And yet, his team still finished with a measly 6 wins.
So, unless Griffin III or Luck finish with less than 6 wins, they can’t do WORSE than Cam Newton if you use Marc Slessler’s criteria, right? Yet, here he is saying they can’t possibly have as good of a first season as Newton.
Well, I’ll leave it up to you. Based on the outline above, this NFL.com writer is sure that neither of the top draft picks will do as good as Cam Newton, and yet, he’s using different criteria to judge them by. You let me know what you think of that.