Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
Therein lies the rub. First of all, the sample size is really small, just 62 number one draft picks; secondly, in terms of QBs the sample size is shrunk even more since not all #1 picks were Qbs; thirdly, there is a wide variance of standard deviation because of extreme outliers like Peyton Manning and JaMarcus Russell.
I suppose that is why I asked what are people's definitions of a "franchise QB."
Is a franchise QB defined by how many pro-bowls they are selected?
Is a franchise QB defined by how many Super Bowls they win?
Is a franchise QB defined by how many times "they will their team to win"?
Is a franchise QB defined by how much extra revenue they generate for their team?
How long do you give a QB to prove he is a franchise QB?
I don't know.
I've agreed with all of your posts in this thread. You're asking the right questions, IMO. I've personally been shocked that many people now think that Joe Flacco is a "franchise quarterback" and I found it interesting when you posted his CAV next to all those other QBs in post 77.