Anonymous

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Missing on any position sucks, but nothing sets a franchise back as much as missing on a QB. It's the biggest gamble a franchise can take. As others have said, unless they are 100 percent sold on a guy, you don't take him, especially if you have a promising young QB already on the roster that doesn't have much around him to work with.

But what happens when you don't really have a promising QB on the roster? Because this is the situation we are in right now. McCown is a career backup, Glennon has done very little in the time he's had to show he's going to be any better than the myriad of mediocre/average-bad QBs in this league. You can never be 100% sold on a draft pick, that notion doesn't make sense. The NFL Draft is filled with variance and unpredictability. Even with Andrew Luck, you can anticipate that he was going to be a great QB, but you didn't know. Ryan Leaf was thought to be as sure of a thing as ever, was a monumental bust. Yes, a bad QB can set back a franchise, but that's hardly justification for not drafting one, especially given your ridiculous criteria that you have to be 100% sold on him.

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