Originally Posted by matts290
I guess what I am asking is this whole dual threat QB era just a fad and a mirage? Or are these guys really paving the way for players like Manziel to come in and have long successful careers in the NFL?
This really isn't anything new. Every few years, you get a new batch of mobile QBs that are going to revolutionize the game: Bobby Douglass, Roger Staubach, Joe Gilliam, John Elway, Steve Young, Randall Cunningham, Michael Vick, Jim Zorn, Kordell Stewart, Donovan McNabb, Vince Young, etc.
If they don't develop some skills as drop-back passers, they usually flame out. But, as you can see from the list above, some of them do develop and over time, may even lose the title of a running QB.