IndianFan wrote:Interesting comparisons and definitely puts things in perspective. However, of all the QB's on that list, only one (Peyton Manning) has won a superbowl.
It's a useless comparison tbh as none of them have any context.
2012 Brandon Weeden (Browns) - 30th overall
2012 Andrew Luck (Colts) - 1st overall
2012 Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins) - 8th overall
2012 Robert Griffin III (Washington) - 2nd overall (washington originally had 6th pick)
2012 Russell Wilson (Seahawks) - 3rd round
2011 Cam Newton (Panthers) - 1st overall
2011 Andy Dalton (Bengals) - 2nd round
2010 Sam Bradford (Rams) - 1st overall
2009 Matthew Stafford (Lions) - 1st overall
2009 Mark Sanchez (Jets) - 6th overall (Jets traded up heavily to select this high)
2008 Joe Flacco (Ravens) - 18th overall
2008 Matt Ryan (Falcons) - 3rd overall
2005 Kyle Orton (Bears) - 4th round (started because Grossman got injured in preseason)
2003 Kyle Boller (Ravens) - 19th overall
2002 David Carr (Texans) - 1st overall
2001 Chris Weinke (Panthers) 4th round, but went 1-15 (team had gone 7-9 and 8-8 in previous seasons then released Beuerlein in offseason before the draft)
1998 Peyton Manning (Colts) 1st overall
1998 Ryan Leaf (Chargers) 2nd overall
1993 Drew Bledsoe (Patriots) 1st overall
1993 Rick Mirer (Seahawks) 2nd overall
The general pattern being that nearly all of the QBs who started as rookies were high draft picks for poor teams in need of a franchise QB. The exceptions to those are Wilson, Weeden, Orton, Weinke, Dalton and arguably Flacco and Boller.
The ones who have been most successful are Sanchez,
Manning, Flacco and Ryan, with the exception of Manning, these QBs joined good teams who had either had one poor season (Falcons first season without Vick, had let Schaub go just before the dog-fighting investigation began, Ravens had an uncharacteristically poor season), or had traded up to get a QB (Jets, who had finished 9-7 the previous year).
Wilson is one of those players joining a good team that had a poor season (in reality, a building team that is only just now coming together), and so is walking into a great position for a rookie QB, where he won't be needed to go out and win games like Peyton Manning was, and so won't be asked to (even though he already has with his final drive against GB)