Originally Posted by 76Texan
IMO, a franchised QB is one that can help your team contend for the play-offs consistently, provided that the other units also do their job.
For example, look at Peyton's play-off record; it's 9-11.
Manning has a losing play-off record, but nobody would say that he's not a franchise QB.
imo, you've got a franchise QB if you're confident he gives you a chance to win any game.
Silly definition I know, because it's very subjective & it really doesn't matter what we think, Kubiak & Smith believe Matt gives them the best option to win on Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday, you know what I mean).
Let's say Kyle Orton is your QB. He gives your team the best option to win on gameday. Looking at his last season as the starter, most people would look at him & his team & figure they'd probably win 9 games, maybe 10. Kick him to the curb, install Peyton Manning & there's no doubt the Broncos will win 10 games & win the division.
The Patriots lost Hernandez, Welker, Woodhead, Gronk just had back surgery..... still can't figure out that secondary thing... issues on the OL, but they've got Brady, they're in a weak division, most likely win 10 games... blah blah blah.
If we lose our young RG, it's probably over for the Texans. Matt Schaub or no.