Originally Posted by Crush
Once again, a franchise QB is a QB that takes the team on his back and wills them to victory.
Examples: Montana, Elway, Graham, Staubach, Marino, Bradshaw, Manning, Brady, Roethlisberger, Manning II, and Flacco.
That is gobbledygook. It means nothing. It has no more meaning than saying someone is a "franchise quarterback.
Listing examples, on the other hand, gives us a frame of reference. We can look at their Career Approximate Value (CAV) based on statistics stripping out emotion.
P. Manning: 165
E. Manning: 86
OK, here are a couple of interesting facts about what you consider a "franchise QB": 1) with a couple of exceptions (Flacco and Roethlisberger) a franchise QB is either a current hall of famer or a future hall of famer, 2) with one exception (Flacco) all the QBs you've listed have a higher CAV than what you can typically expect with the number one overall pick (74).
You've supported the very point I was making in the OP. Thank you.