Originally Posted by Thorn
Stuff evolves over time. Perhaps the reason very mobile QBs are in vogue now is a reaction to QB injuries. Perhaps the days of the immobile pocket QB are over. Let the game evolve naturally, because it can on it's own.
We have heard this dire prediction for years. In the late '90's, the rage was all about "prototype QBs" like Vick, Culpepper, McNabb, etc.
Then two pocket passers ruled the league for the next decade. And now we see Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers getting read to take their place after Manning and Brady retire.
The simple logic is that it is easier to throw a ball 40 yards than it is to run it through a gauntlet. When young mobile QBs get older, they obviously get less mobile due to age and injuries. At that point, they had better be able to read a defense and pass a ball or the league has no use for them.
Mobile QBs become vogue every decade or so. Now we see the trend because so many defenders have horrible fundamentals. But then a guy like RGIII loses his ability to run and must pass the ball and we see some clear limitations in his game.