Originally Posted by keg in kc
We have this weird "have to have a rolex!" attitude for linemen, but "timex is ohhh-kay!" at QB.
It's like people think we get some kind of bonus points for finding a QB in the 3rd round, or the 5th round, or the 6th round. Regardless of the fact that not a single one of them has ever turned into anything for us.
It's too much of a risk to draft one in the first round! But it's not too much of a risk to gamble the future of the franchise on Brodie Croyle or Ricky Cassel or Tyler Pigpen or any of the rest of that long line of broke-dick nobody's that the fanbase has fallen in love with.
To me, it comes down to this: there's no guarantee that a QB picked at #1 will be a franchise player. The only guarantee is that you won't ever draft a franchise QB if you don't actually, you know, ever try to draft one.
It's more of a "can only take a Rolex" if it's the QB at draft time.
Nobody's willing to use 1.1 on a guy that may only end up the 15 best QB in the league. But here's the thing - on this team, the 15th best QB in the league would mean more than just about any other draft pick available. And it would at least come with some upside.
It's bizarre to me how gunshy some people are at the QB position.