Originally Posted by Corrosion
Yates won you a playoff game as a rookie - neither RG3 or Luck can say that much.
He didn't win the game. The Texans did. Yates was a whopping 11/20 for 159 yards and 1td. He didn't shoulder the team and win the game. The best thing he did in the game was turn around and hand it off to the guy who broke for 153yards, 2td's and had a 6.4average. I think RG3 and Luck have just a tad bit more to do with their offense than Yates did. Freaking John Beck could have won that game.
As for Yates, he is what he is. Folks aren't high on him (most aren't) because he hasn't shown much progress from one season to the next. He still stared down receivers and hasn't shown much of a ceiling at this point for potential. At this point he doesn't bring anything to the table you can't find elsewhere. He played tough that rookie year but we also didn't count on him. We relied on other weapons and you want to be able to count on your starting quarterback to be more than a handoff guy.
Hopefully he will progress but just because you have him you still keep pulling talent into the position. Schaub isn't getting any younger after all. You want someone you can develop and if you put all your chips on Yates despite that he hasn't shown progress and he turns out to not take that next step you are screwed. Call it having a plan B....or C in this matter.