Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
You are the only person that puts geno in the same class as luck and rgIII.
Off this board. And on chiefs planet. Even SNR, his biggest fan, has said as much.
So please. Just stop. People like your enthusiasm but nobody agrees with you. Geno is a better prospect than a lot of top qbs over the years, but please stop bringing luck and rgIII into this.
That's your opinion. Not mine.
As it stands right now, at the same stage, I like Geno Smith as an NFL prospect better than I did Robert Griffin. I've already stated why numerous times, so I'm not going to go into detail yet again, but that's my understanding of it after watching multiple games of both players over the past two/three years.
Andrew Luck was as perfect a prospect as anyone has seen in 30 years and he was IMO, more polished than Elway, though he lacked Elways ultimate arm strength. The Colts weren't going to trade out of that pick for ten drafts. After a decade plus of Peyton Manning, they fully understood the importance of a franchise QB and they knew it was time to move on.
Was Andrew Luck was a better prospect than Geno? Yes. However, I think that Geno is as good as it's been for the position as an NFL prospect outside of Luck in the past two decades. He's got a lot of the tools you want and he's got high level instincts that can't be taught that only the elite usually have. He's got a huge amount of experience at the position at a high level, has shown the ability to win big games and has kept his poise and production when there has been adversity (such as this season with the WVU defense).
And, despite the adversity he's had this year in terms of a supporting cast outside of Austin and Bailey, he's put up numbers that were near identical to Luck, who operated out of a pro set with three future NFL offensive linemen and a Top 20 defense, and Griffin, who operated out of a true spread system. That ain't chopped liver.