I suppose my ultimate point here is that while I agree that more and more QB's who have the kind of running skills as Kaepernick and Wilson will be coming to the NFL, they will only succeed if they have great passing skills as well. If they do they will be very hard to defend and will do their share of winning, including SB's. No reason to believe otherwise.
But its a passing league and you have to be able to drop back in the pocket and throw the ball effectively downfield to win in this league. Kaepernick and Wilson seem to be two guys who can do that. I'm not convinced that RGIII can.
A year ago, a QB who is basically a pocket passer with some mobility but couldn't win a foot race against a tree won the SB (and got the MVP)
Yesterday, a QB who is basically a pocket passer with some mobility wins the SB (and gets MVP).
I have to admit that watching Flacco play, I wasn't even sure that it was the same game that Manning plays--the way that they both dropped back into the pocket and ran the office from there, occasionally moving when under pressure.
It was revolutionary, really.
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We've had mobile QBs forever. There is a lot of hoopla now just because it sells papers. Elway, Hostetler, Cunningham, Steve Young, Rodney Peete. So we have 4 QBs in the league that can run and throw....out of 32? Defenses need to gameplan for this breed, but it will not change who wins Super Bowls. Ultimately it will come down to a good offense, good quarterback, and good defense...and 3 years out of 4, I guarantee it will not be a mobile quarterback running the latest "pistol offense" at the big dance.
But we are starting to see more guys who are outstanding pocket passers as well as great runners. The QB position is simply going to have more and more athletic guys.
But most of the old running type QB's couldn't throw the ball like Kaepernick or Wilson. And that's the real story.
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