Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower
Ever since Cassel was signed in 2009 the narrative has always been that a team's best (amd dare I say only) shot at winning *multiple* championships is by drafting and developing a QB in the 1st round. And this prototypical drafted QB must be the gunslinging type that is expected to complete passes with a yardage above that of the league average on a consistent basis. Any other permutation involving QB type and means of acquisition has been determined to be a rehashing the Carl and Pioli eras.
Sorry for including you with a moron like DarthCarlSatan but by all means tell me that this isn't the metric in which the team is measured now.
I believe the best way to find your franchise QB is in the first round of the draft, but I never maintained that it is the only way.
I believe the best way to sustain success for a long period of time is to find a young QB just approaching his prime if you feel there is someone worth trading for or signing in free agency, as a 29-30 year old only has 4 or 5 years of prime remaining, and only 3 Qbs over the age of 33 have won SBs.