Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk
In the end, we are going to be deciding on whether we want Geno Smith or Matt Barkley as our franchise QB [Captain Obvious].
When it boils down to it, I will take Geno Smith all day. I am not near as high on him as most of the Geno jerk-offs are here...but I want no part of Barkley.
I feel Geno Smith is that tall, big-armed QB that KC has been salivating for now the past few decades. If we draft him and whiff...well this franchise probably wont draft another 1st rnd QB for another 30 years and we move on to the next guy. Fine.
Matt Barkley is going to be the "safer" pick IMO. But he is just going to be another check-down, game managing type of QB. We will still have to rely heavily on a strong run-game and get some game breaking receivers as Matt won't be able to put a team on his back in the 4th qtr to win a game. If we go this route...I fear we are stuck with him for 10 years and stuck in mediocracy still. MAYBE he squeaks a playoff win out in that 10 years, but that would be it.
So that is my thoughts on two QBs we will be deciding between in a few months. Geno, the high risk high rewards type of guy. Barkely, the safer game managing type of QB.
Give me Geno...
Interesting write up and I'm not really interested in doing the whole Geno vs Barkley argument but I will ask if you've ever watched a whole USC because your argument against Barkley would indicate that you haven't. The assertion that Barkley is a dink and donk QB is false. He can't put a team on his back in the 4th QTR? What about against #8 OSU as a freshmen? Stanford? Oregon? Hello?