View Full Version : Does the new collective bargaining agreement contribute to the trend

02-07-2013, 10:48 AM
toward more mobile/running quarterbacks? The new agreement severely limits the amount of money paid to rookies, even highly drafted rookis. That means that a team's punishment for losing a running QB to injury is much less than it was a few years ago. Stated differently, are quarterbacks more "disposable" than they once were when the team had to pay a king's ransom to sign them?

02-07-2013, 10:53 AM
No, I think the cap doesn't really contribute to that. What it does do, however, is lead to rookies of any particular playstyle being thrown into the fray from the start (Luck, RG3, Tannehill, Wilson, which splits 50/50 between runners and pocket passers). The way things used to be, you would groom your first round draft pick behind an established starter. Eli, Rodgers, Ben, and Brady all started their careers on the bench. Now, basically...