Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
Your exact words were: "he's as much of a runner as Steve young or tarkenton," the two best running QBs in nfl history.
How is that supposed to be taken?
And it's also hard to compare QBs from those eras to today. Young was a freak athlete and definitely would have been used in the pistol had it been in vogue then. Same with Tarkenton.
Man, I am not saying he was as good of a runner as those guys. I am trying to say he scrambles as much as those guys. Wilson took off 60 times last year and 41 times this year.
Also, yes, those were two of the best QBs ever but neither was the best runner. Vick was the best runner by far.
I think we are saying very similar things. Wilson does not run the offense that Young ran in college where he ran for 600 yards. Wilson reminds me of a poor man's Steve Young while he was in the pros. Where he scrambled out of the pocket and didn't run the option. There were no designed runs for the guy in the pros.
Maybe I went too far with Tarkenton? He might be more of a runner than a scrambler?