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09-25-2013, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by FanboySlayer View Post
If Manuel doesn't look any better in Game #16 than he does now then you go select another quarterback with your first pick - you don't win in the NFL without a high quality quarterback.

Here are rookie stats for a couple of the QBs listed (and no, not using Dilfer or Johnson...but the actual high quality QB's):

11 games, 155/293 (52.9%), 1749 yds, 9 TDs, 18 INTs
9 games, 95/197 (48.2%), 1043 yds, 6 TDs, 9 INTs

Don't look like Super Bowl QBs...until you realize they are Troy Aikman and Eli Manning.

Point is, you can't judge Manuel's long term prognosis by 1 season. He may very well not be anything close to those QBs, but the choice on whether to take a QB next year should be made on a) if that is the best player available at the particular draft spot, and b) if that QB you believe will be significantly better than Manuel to justify not upgrading at one of the multitude of positions this team needs upgrades on instead (OG, CB, SS, WR, etc.)

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