Originally Posted by Mr teX
People keep saying the bolded...but the best qb's in the league are still pocket passers..
hell, even the guys who can run are trying to curb their impulses b/c they know you're not gonna be able to make a living long term doing that as RG3 found out last year & what Wilson knew from the jump.
The only thing that's changing is teams are becoming more open minded when it comes to taking on the atypical qb from a measureables standpoint b/c they know they may have a chance to win with them..... early on anyway.
That may be true, but most of that list are established QBs from the previous generation of QBs in the league. Whilst we don't know whether the trend is going to die out, with players like RGIII, Wilson, Manuel and Kaepernick emerging there will be a strong test to teams and their ethos. I think the majority of teams who don't have one of those guys that you mentioned will be strong armed into taking QBs of that ilk by convention and fanbases alike.
Either way - I think that with the completely different criteria of judging QBs that the mobile QB influx will mean that there is much more value down the board as teams try to figure out what mobile QBs have the level of skillset to make it in the modern NFL.
By the way - completely agree about limiting plays with the legs. RGIII learnt the hard way - hopefully others can pick up the lesson from the outset like Wilson and Kaepernick have done.